Spring Dawn at the Peach-blossom Spring (Tôgen shungyô)

「桃原(=源)春曙」

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Sô Shiseki (Japanese, 1712–1786)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #664; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 634

Dimensions

7.7 x 6.3 cm (3 1/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.30138

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Long and short months are listed in the red seal at lower left.

Signed

Sô Shiseki sha

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