Plum for the Element of Wood, Usubata Vase for the Element of Water; Highly Auspicions (Ume no kisei, usubata no suisei, daikichi): Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III and Flower Arrangement, from the series Auspicious Combinations for the Various Arts (Shogei aioi

「諸芸相生尽し 梅の木性 うすはたの水性 大吉」 三代目坂東三津五郎と生花

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1800s–early 1810s
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #36.1 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23.5 cm (13 15/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41513

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17704, 11.41513

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu

菊川英山筆

Markings

No censor's seal

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