Votive Picture Hall at Mukôjima

向島の絵馬堂

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 79 (complete triptych); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1649 (left sheet); Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #129 (two sheets)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.30565

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Shunman ga

俊満画

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