Procession of Students Offering a Votive Tablet to a Shrine under a Wisteria Trellis

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Japanese
Edo period
1780s (Tenmei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 134 (complete); HIllier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #507 (four sheets); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1736 (three sheets, 1735-7)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.6 x 52.3 cm (15 3/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14764, 11.14776

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.14764 (right sheet of diptych), 11.14776 (left sheet of diptych)

MFA impressions: 11.14764 (sheet 4, from right, of pentaptych), 11.14776 (sheet 5), 11.14774 (sheet 3), 11.14775 (sheet 2), *11.25066 (sheet 5, deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Shunchô ga (on each sheet)
春潮画

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