The Ariake-rô Restaurant in Imado, with the Geisha Mami of Saruwaka, from the series Thirty-six Restaurants of Tokyo (Tôkei sanjûroku kaiseki)

「東けい六々会席 猿若 まみ」 「今戸 有明楼」

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40516

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午十一改
彫師: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