Woman Playing the Game of Ken

美人の本拳打ち

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800–05 (Kansei 12–Kyôwa 5)
Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #29 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14792

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 dioptych.

Signed

Toyohiro ga
豊広画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元: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