Wisteria Maiden (Fuji musume) and Demon Chanting the Name of the Buddha (Oni no nenbutsu), from the series Souvenir Paintings from Ôtsu, Stocked in Edo (Edo shiire Ôtsu miyage)

「江戸仕入大津土産」 藤娘 鬼念仏

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802–03 (Kyôwa 2–3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), p. 73; Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #84; Asano and Clark 1995, #420 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #855.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #394

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 26.4 cm (15 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14202

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Asian Painting Gallery (Gallery 178)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Tosa Mitsunobu monjin Matabei hitsu; Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

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: 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