The Boys' Festival: Seyama of the Matsubaya, kamuro Iroka and Yukari, from an untitled series of Five Festivals (Go sekku)

五節句の内 端午の節句 「松葉屋内 瀬山 いろか ゆかり」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 4 (1975), #249; another print in the series (New Year): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1727

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 24.5 cm (15 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20209

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunchô ga

春潮画

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