Celebrating the Boys' Festival
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801)
Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #26 (two sheets); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 1715-6 (two sheets)
Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.9 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete diptych, or center sheet of incomplete triptych.
54.249 is left sheet.
Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Chûrin
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