Puppies under the Sign of the Mieidô Fan Shop at New Year

御影堂の看板の下に子犬

Japanese
Meiji–Taishô era
After Ôsai (Japanese, dates unknown)


Dimensions

22.8 x 12.4 cm (9 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.23026

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly by Mizuno Toshikata, who used Ôsai as one of his art names.

Signed

Ôsai

Markings

Artist's seal: Yoshimasa?

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