The Persuasive Speech of Negotiators in the Floating World (Ukiyo keian-guchi)

「浮世けいあんぐち」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894), Publisher Yoki (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nagura, Etoki bakumatsu fûshi-ga to tennô (2007), #22

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.34998.13a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.34998.13a-b (with Yoki mark only), 11.42036a-b (with publisher marks Yoki and Kiya Sakutarô)

From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.

Signed

Ôju Utashige giga

応需歌重戯画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:辰五改
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: September 29, 2004)

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