Toba-e Cartoons: Tsutsui Jômyô and Ichirai Hôshi on Uji Bridge (right), Woman and Children Playing with Ball (L)

宇治橋上の筒井浄妙と一来法師、子供二人と遊ぶ女房 (鳥羽絵)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Two chûtanzaku on uncut vertical ôban sheet, torn; 29.5 x 23.2 cm (11 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44682

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「本町庵三馬」「洒落斎三馬 手毬つくそばにふたりの子とともに三人ござるおらがあねさま」

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each design)

国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印: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