Precious Children and the First Calligraphy of the New Year (Fûryû kodakara kissho hajime)

「風流子宝吉書初メ」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #66 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.4 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17813

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete triptych.

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

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: 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