Street Scene at New Year, from the album Spring in the Four Directions (Yomo no haru)

四方の巴流 正月街頭

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Chester Beatty pl. 106; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #384

Dimensions

21.5 x 31.5 cm (8 7/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14961

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Keisai zu
蕙斎図

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