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洗濯と張り物

Japanese
Edo period
about 1788 (Tenmei 8)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0859; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #51, and pls. 5-7; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #178

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15 7/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30359

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.

MFA impressions: 11.30359 (right sheet only), 21.7350-2 (complete triptych)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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