The Eager-to-meet Type (Aitasô), from the series Thirty-two Aspects in the Modern Style (Imayô sanjûnisô)

「今様三十二相 逢た相」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Christie's NY sale cat, Sept. 18, 2007, lot 35; Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #123

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 25.1 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41019

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Gengyo (inset)

豊国画(年玉枠)、玄魚

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:未弐改
彫師:横川彫竹

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