From the 3rd Month of 1831, the Year of the Hare, Townspeople Assist in Dredging the Mouth of the Aji River in Osaka (Tenpô ni u no toshi sangatsu yori Ôsaka Ajikawaguchi ôsarae machinaka gokasei no zu)

「天保二卯歳三月ヨリ 大坂安治川口 大浚市中御加勢之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125

Dimensions

Folding fan; 19.4 x 41.2 cm (7 5/8 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.34999

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: September 29, 2004)

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