Yamamoto Kojima and His Acrobatic Troupe at Asakusa

「弘化三年二月廿五日ヨリ浅草御境内におゐて興行仕候」 「豊年姫縄渡・障子わたり・胡蝶夢のはやぶさ・ゆこふ渡り・枕渡り障子差・盧生邯鄲早替り・狂ひ獅子の縄渡・コマイワタリ・神力結紙渡」 「山本小嶋」 「若太夫山本梅吉」 「大道具大仕かけ」

Japanese
Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 2nd month
Artist Toyomaru (Japanese, active 1840s)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50048982.html

Dimensions

36.2 x 49 cm (14 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45593

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyomaru ga
豊丸画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印: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: 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