Scattering Gold in the Flourishing Pleasure Quarter (Zensei kuruwa no ôgon maki): Tamagiku (R) and Kinokuniya Bunzaemon (C)

「全盛廓の黄金撒キ」「玉菊」 「紀の国屋文左衛門」

Japanese
Meiji era
1886 (Meiji 19)
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Matsuno Sadashichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Yoshinobu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74.7 cm (14 5/8 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18145-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18145 (left), 11.18146 (center), 11.18147 (right)

Signed

Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu (on screen in left sheet)
楊洲周延筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Tsuge Yoshinobu
柘植よし信

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