Woman Arranging Hair of Child, from the series Fabrics to Order in the Latest Taste (Atsurae ori imayô kô)

「誂織時世好」 子供の髪結い

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych (kakemono-e); 71.5 x 24.8 cm (28 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26840

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Kunisada aratame Nidaime Toyokuni ga

応需国貞改二代目豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:吉村
彫師: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