The Hour of the Boar, Fourth Hour of Night (I no koku, Yoru no yottsu), from the series A Yoshiwara Clock (Yoshiwara tokei)

「吉原時計 亥ノ刻 夜の四ツ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1818–20 (Bunsei 1–3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enomotoya Kichibei (Hôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #388; the series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.5 cm (15 1/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42419

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15213, 11.42419

Signed

Kunisada ga (in wooden panel of door)
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: 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