The Tenth Month: Streetwalkers in the First Snowfall (Kannazuki, hatsuyuki no sōka), from an untitled series of the twelve months

十二月の内 神無月 はつ雪のそうか

Japanese
Edo period
about 1817 (Bunka 14)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #s 8-10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15713

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; title on left sheet.

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画(松皮菱印)

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: August 3, 1911)

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