Sannô Festival Procession (Sannô-sama gosairei zu), No. 1

山王様御祭礼図 「一」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisato (Japanese, died in 1858), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #196 (complete hexaptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, sheet 1 of hexaptych; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37945

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Complete hexaptych: 11.37945–50
MFA impressions:
Sheet 1 (from right): 11.21827, 11.37945
Sheet 2: 11.21829, 11.37946
Sheet 3: 11.37947
Sheet 4: 11.21830, 11.37948
Sheet 5: 11.37949
Sheet 6: 11.21828, 11.37950

Signed

Ritsusensai Kunisato ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:午四
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