Women and Servant Passing the Hoteiya Dry Goods Store

布袋屋店先

Japanese
Edo period
1800 (Kansei 12), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Mus., Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #206 (complete triptych); Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #150-2 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.3 cm (15 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13610

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1

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