The Echigoya at New Year

正月の越後屋

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sôshûya Yohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.15183, 11.15185, 11.15735

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15183 (right), 11.15185 (left), 11.15735 (center)

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
香蝶楼国貞画

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