Comic Music (Manzaigaku), from the series (?) Large Dolls (Ô-ningyô no uchi)

「万歳樂大人形内」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiharu (Japanese, 1828–1888), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50049088.html; another print of the same subject: Ono, Misemono fûzoku zushi (1977), p. 150

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.2 x 34.9 cm (9 1/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1294

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichibaisai Yoshiharu ga
一梅斎芳晴画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane
改印:改、辰五
彫師:彫兼

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent