The Doll Festival, from the series Twelve Seasons of Playful Children (Gidô jûnikô)

「戯童十二候」 雛祭

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Miyazaki, "Doll Festival," in Nakamura, ed., Images of Familial Intimacy (2014), fig. 7.7; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #221.1, and pl. 114; Hirano 1939, #0486

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.2 x 19.4 cm (10 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19412

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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