The Hirasei Restaurant, from the series An Assortment of Flowers Matched with Pictures from Popular Songs (Hana soroe hauta eawase)

「花揃葉うた絵合 平清」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimaya Tetsuya, Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40531

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ushi

改印:子十一改
彫師:彫牛

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