The Ro Fire Brigade, Group Nine (Ro gumi, Kyû bangumi), from the series Flowers of Edo, Fun for Children (Edo no hana kodomo asobi)

「ろ組 九番組」 「江戸の花子供遊び」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 12th month


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.41313

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshitora ga
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
改印:未十二改
彫師:彫庄治

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