The Chrysanthemum Festival, from the series Fashionable Amusements of the Five Festivals (Fûryû Gosekku asobi)

「風流五節句遊」 九月

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Hishikawa Ryûkoku (Japanese, active about 1801–1829), Publisher Kawachiya Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14958

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ryûkoku hitsu

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