The Shrine of Lord Kiyomasa in Shirogane (Shirogane Kiyomasa kô), from the series Lively Festivals for Lovers (Nigiou ya imose ennichi)

「賑ふや妹背ゑん日」 「白銀清正公」

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s (early Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sôshûya Yohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban 38 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43101

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43101, 34.523

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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