Tagasode of the Kado-Tamaya, kamuro Kikuno and Shimeno; second edition of a print originally titled Autumn Moon (Aki no tsuki), from the series Eight Views of Visits to the Flourishing Pleasure District (Kayoi kuruwa sakari hakkei)

通廓盛八景 秋の月 「角玉屋内 誰袖 きくの しめの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #315.3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 163.1.3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #597 (1st ed.)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.5 cm (15 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14205

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
No publisher's mark
改印:極
版元:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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