Young Man on Horseback and Women at Window

馬上若衆と物見窓の女

Japanese
Edo period
1740s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 144; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #70; Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #147

Dimensions

Wide hashira-e; 69.5 x 25.2 cm (27 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13341

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13341, 21.5750

Inscription

Poem: Koi-kaze ni/ chiru ya sakura no/ monomi mado

Signed

Hôgetsudô shômei Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu
方月堂正名奥村文角政信正筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

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