The Tenth Month: Actors as the God Ebisu and a Sea Bream (Tai); the Eleventh Month: the Torinomachi Festival; the Twelfth Month: Sakata Sajûrô II as a Dried Salmon (Sake), from the series Clever Ideas in Gestures for the Twelve Months (Miburi jûni omoitsu

「見振(みぶり)十二思ひ月」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1847–48 (Kôka 4–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36750

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Four sheets from a set of five: 11.36750 to 11.36753.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi kyôga
一勇斎国芳狂画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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