Text for the Ninth Month (Kikuzuki no bun), from the series Texts for the Five Festivals (Gosetsu bunshô)

「五節文章 菊月の文」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.4 cm (14 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37451

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kochôen Shunshô ga
胡蝶園春升画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka Heishirô
No blockcutter's mark
改印:田中
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: January 19, 2005)

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