A Floating World Version of Essays in Idleness (Ukiyo Tsurezuregusa), from an untitled series of parodies
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)
Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 134
Horizontal ôban; 27 x 38 cm (10 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Two versions of the design, by two different artists: 11.13381 (by Okumura Masanobu) and 21.7205 (by Kiyonobu I).
Tsurezure naru mama fude o kesshin ni ...
(this sheet unsigned)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection