Snake and Boar, from the series Fashionable Matched Pictures of Zodiac Pairs (Fûryû nanatsume eawase)

「風流七ツ目絵合」 巳と亥

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Tamagawa Shûchô (Japanese, active about 1790–1803), Publisher Ezakiya Kichibei (Tenjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2113

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14938

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Tamagawa Shûchô ga

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