The Hobbyhorse Dance (Harukoma), from the series Dance of Seven Changes Played by Precious Children (Shichi henge kodakara asobi)

「七変化子宝遊 春駒」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 3rd month
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro II (Japanese, ?–1831?), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #204 (this design not listed); another print from the series: Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14309

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu

歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Iwatoya Kisaburô

改印:極、岩戸

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