Spring View of Dôtonbori (Dôtonbori no shunkei), from the series Customs of Osaka: Frivolous Songs Matched with Beauties (Naniwa fûzoku uwakiuta bijin awase no uchi)

「浪花風俗浮礼歌美人合の内 道とん堀の春景」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844–60 (Kôka–Ansei eras)
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879), Publisher Kasugadô (Kawasuke) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tanaka Chûji (Horikô Chûji) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; other prints in the series: Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #53; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 9 (1981), #297

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 18.2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20716

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hasegawa Sadanobu ga

長谷川貞信画

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