The Lone House (Hitotsuya no zu), from the series Selected Modern Lifesized Dolls (Tôsei mitate ningyô no uchi)

「当盛見立人形之内 一ツ家之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Honmo (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri 2011, #400; Edo Tokyo Museum, Hakuran toshi Edo Tôkyô (1993), #1-76; Ono, Misemono fûzoku zushi (1977), p. 192

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 48.4 cm (14 1/2 x 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36477a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 2
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sen
改印:改、辰二
彫師:彫工千

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