The Echigoya on New Year's Day

初春の越後屋

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0886; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #55, and pls. 54-6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.4 x 75 cm (15 1/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.5503-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.5503 (left), 21.5504 (center), 21.5505 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13884VR (11.13884, right sheet, and 11.13991, center sheet), 11.13992 (left sheet, matted separately because of condition problems); 21.5503-5

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)
清長画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection