The Third Month: Procession with Akasaka Footman (Sangatsu, Akasaka yakko gyôretsu), from an untitled series of Niwaka festival dances representing the Twelve Months

仁和嘉狂言 「三月 赤坂やつこぎやうれつ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, vertical chûban #11.03; the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), Appendix II, list #28

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 22.1 x 15.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20050

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunrô ga

春郎画

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: 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