Playing the Belly-drum (above) and Singing Lesson (below)

腹鼓 (上)、音楽の稽古(下)

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Kyôgadô Katsubumi (Japanese, active about 1830–1854), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.5 x 23.3 cm (14 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37163

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kyôgadô Katsubumi ga
狂画堂勝文画

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