The Life of the Exemplary Woman Otake (Reppu Otake ga den)

「烈婦於竹か傳」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Ichirentei Kansai (Japanese, active about 1848–1854), Publisher Takanoya Tomoemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #91

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22671

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Matsuba-rô Kansai ga
松葉楼関斎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、吉村
彫師: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