Young Women Playing Karuta

カルタ遊びをする少女達

Japanese
Edo period
about 1750 (Kan'en 3)
Artist Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Double hosoban; 29.4 x 29.1 cm (11 9/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19675

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Tanjôdô Ishikawa Shûha Toyonobu zu

胆條堂石川秀芭豊信図

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