Saint Bonnô Says Passion Is Unprofitable (Bonnô Sonja), No. 11 from the series Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit (Myô densu jûroku rikan)

「妙でんす十六利勘(じうろくりかん) 煩悩損者(ぼんのうそんじや)」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enshûya Matabei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #103

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.7 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36314

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga

一勇斎国芳戯画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:村
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