The Bride Changing Clothes after the Wedding Ceremony (Konrei ironaoshi no zu)

「婚礼色直し之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #529 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.9 cm (14 1/8 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34954a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.15988VR (*11.15988, *11.15998; center and right sheets only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.34954a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on left and right sheets), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on right sheet)
一勇斎国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
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: May 5, 2003)

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