Returning Sails at Imadobashi (Imadobashi no kihan): The Ariake Restaurant and the Geisha Kokatsu of Ishikawa in Yanagibashi, from the series Eight Views of Beauties and Restaurants (Mitate kaiseki hakkei)

「美立会席八景 今土橋の帰帆」 「有明楼」 「柳ばし 石川小勝」

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8), July
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Morimoto Junzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44425

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series of eight: 11.34930, 11.34931, 11.44425 through 11.44430.

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu

豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥七
彫師:なし

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