Konabe of Itamigoma as a Vendor of New Year Charms in the Form of Love Letters (Kesôbumi), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)
「島之内ねりもの けそう文 伊丹駒 小なべ」
1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Kamigata yakusha-e no sekai (2001), #65; Keyes 1973, #336 (no photo)
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.824.12, 11.26583, 17.3214.11
From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.
Ryûsai Shigeharu ga
Artist's seal: Yamaguchi uji Shigeharu
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection