Tanabata: Kaoya of the Tama-rô [=Tamaya], kamuro Kakitsu and Kaede, from the series Five Festivals (Go Sekku no uchi)

「五節句の内 七夕」 「新吉原江戸町一丁目 玉弥内 顔居 かきつ かえで」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25965

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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