Santô Kyôden at a Daimyô's Mansion
about 1788–90 (Tenmei 8–Kansei 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Asano and Clark 1995, #47; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #515; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 23.2.1-3
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 76.3 cm (14 1/4 x 30 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.14536 (left), 11.14537 (center), 11.14538 (right)
Originally co-published by Fushimiya Zenroku and Kôzuya Isuke, but there are no publishers’ marks at all on this edition.
MFA impressions: 11.14533-5, 11.14536-8, 21.7671-3
Utamaro ga (on each sheet)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection