The Senbun Restaurant at Minami Kôji-machi, from the series Tokyo Restaurants with Some Fancy Dishes (Tôkyô ryôri sukoburu beppin)

「東京料理頗別品 南 町 泉文」

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 9th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Other artist Toshikage (Japanese, active 1867–1892)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37693

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37693 (Yorozuya edition), 11.39847 (Maruya edition)

From a series showing geisha (the “Fancy Dishes” of the title) at various well-known restaurants.

Signed

Ôju Yoshitoshi hitsu, kyôgô (with the assistance of) Toshikage

応需芳年筆、校合年景

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未九改
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: 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