Mother Carrying Child on Her Back, from the series Scenery of Famous Places and Twelve Physiognomies of Beauties (Meisho fûkei, bijin jûnisô)
名所風景 美人十二相 おんぶ
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #585.10
Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 21.5 cm (13 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14298, 11.39397
Series title, on scroll at upper left, cut off of this impression.
No censor's seal
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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