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Kanyôsai gafu


Edo period
advertisement: 1762 (Hôreki 12)
Artist Tatebe Ayatari (Ryôtai) (Môkyô) (Kanyôsai) (Japanese, 1719–1774), Artist Tachibana Chikage (1735–1808), Publisher Suharaya Ichibei

Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 413


Overall: 26.5 x 18.5 cm (10 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.); ôhon

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books


front of vol. 1: artist: tôto Môkyô Take Sensei hitsu; student collaborators: monjin tôshû Tachibana Chikage, Hômei Ringyokukei, Kubomi Shisui (Kosui), Mokuichi Shishidô, Kajiura Keiryô Shion; publishers indicated in advertisement for the Tôkei Gafu (Hôreiki 12: 1862) published by Fûgetsu[ya] Shôzaemon, Suhara[ya] Ichibei and Izumoto[ya] Hachibei
東都 孟喬建先生筆;門人仝輯 橘千陰、豊鳴淋玉卿、窪盈子水、木一実士道、楫浦景良子温; 東渓画布の広告からの版元:風月[屋] 荘左衛門, 須原[屋]市兵衛, 泉本[屋]八兵衛


label of William Sturgis Bigelow ("WSB")


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 21, 2009)

[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