Sumando of the Naka-Manjiya, kamuro Sumano and Sumaki, from the series Flower Garden of the New Houses Arrayed in Full Bloom (Sakizoroe shintaku no kadan)

「咲揃新宅の花壇 中万字や内 角万人 すまの すまき」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #118.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26.3 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16359

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark on this impression; originally published by Tsuruya Kiemon.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

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