Wrapper for the book Banshoku zukô, shohen (Designs for Artisans, Vol. 1)

「万職図考 初偏」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853), Publisher Kawachiya Mohei (Gungyokudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

21.9 x 16.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45745

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Intact wrapper, folded and glued.

Signed

Katsushika Taito sensei ga

葛飾戴斗先生画

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: January 19, 2005)

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