The Jewel River of Plovers (Chidori no Tamagawa): Takigawa of the Ôgiya, kamuro Onami and Menami (Ôgiya uchi Takigawa, Onami, Menami), from the series Six Jewel Rivers in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô Mu Tamagawa)

「青楼六玉川 扇屋内 滝川 男なみ 女なみ」 千鳥の玉川

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #453.2, and pl. 129

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.7 x 18 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25160

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

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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