Performance with Spinning Tops, by Takezawa Tôji

「江戸の花 一流曲独楽 東都上野御山下 太夫元 竹澤藤次」 「金毛九尾・三国渡」 「二月上旬より西両国広小路において」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 2nd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50048967.html

Dimensions

35.1 x 48.5 cm (13 13/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22023

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22023, 11.45595, 11.45597

At Nishi Ryôgoku, Hirokoji, from the beginning of the 2nd month.

Signed

Utagawa ... (unread)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection