Picture of Five Children or Ten Children (Goshi jûdô no zu)

「五子十童図(ごしじうどふのづ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Salter, Japanese Popular Prints (2006), p. 139, fig. 145; Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #49

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37244

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37244, 2009.5006

Signed

Gokotei Sadakage mo

五湖亭貞景模

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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: January 19, 2005)

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