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Goningiri suika no tachiuri (The Watermelon Seller Cuts Down Five Men)

五人切西瓜較賣

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4)
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810), Author of preface Kitao Masanobu (Santô Kyôden) (Japanese, 1761–1816)


Dimensions

17.8 x 12.7 cm (7 x 5 in.); kohon

Accession Number

1997.352

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Eishosai Chôki ga, Chôki ga
栄松斎画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

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