Text page, from the album Colors of Spring (Haru no iro)

春の色

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6)
Various Artists, Japanese (Japanese), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 220-6

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 37 cm (9 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45895

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Tsutsumi Tôrin, Suzuki Rinshô, Shunman, Utamaro and Shigemasa.

The complete book: 2011.1056, 2011.1063

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