From Osaka, a Mechanical Doll of the Dandelion Girl of Naniwa, Made by Takeda Ômi no Daijô (Ôsaka kudari, karakuri tsuzumigusa Naniwa me sugata, saikunin Takeda Ômi no Daijô)

「大阪下り からくり 鼓草浪花女風俗(つゝみくさなにわめすかた)」 「細工人武田近江大椽」

Japanese
Edo period
1750s
Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.3 cm (12 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19078

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro hitsu
鳥居清広筆

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