Yûgiri and Izaemon, from the series Musical Program of True Love (Ongyoku hiyoku no bangumi)

「音曲比翼の番組 夕霧 伊左衛門」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Enomotoya Kichibei (Hôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #527.9

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 33.6 x 23.2 cm (13 1/4 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14215

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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