Performance with Spinning Tops, by Takezawa Tôji
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 2nd month
Artist Unidentified, Japanese
35.9 x 49.3 cm (14 1/8 x 19 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.22023, 11.45595, 11.45597
At Nishi Ryôgoku, Hirokoji, from the beginning of the 2nd month.
Utagawa ... (unread)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection