The Five Festivals (Go sekku): First Month, Young Woman with Battledore and Shuttlecock; Third Month, Warrior under Cherry Tree, after Torii Kiyonobu; Fifth Month, Zhong Kui (Shôki), after Hanabusa Itchô

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Umegawa Tôkyo (Japanese,1829–1869)


Dimensions

23.7 x 29.9 cm (9 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20460

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly the right sheet of a diptych; the missing left sheet would show the festivals of 7/7 and 9/9.

Signed

Tôkyo hitsu
東居筆

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