The Five Festivals (Go sekku): First Month, Young Woman with Battledore and Shuttlecock, by Tôkyo; Third Month, Warrior under Cherry Tree, after Torii Kiyonobu; Fifth Month, Zhong Kui (Shôki), after Hanabusa Itchô

「五節句」 正月(羽根突き)、三月(桜の下に武士)、五月(鍾馗)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Umegawa Tôkyo (Japanese,1829–1869), After Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), After Hanabusa Itchô (Japanese, 1652–1724)


Dimensions

23.7 x 29.9 cm (9 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20460

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych or pair: 11.20460, 11.20566

Signed

Tôkyo hitsu (with kao); ... Torii Kiyonobu hitsu (with seal Tôkyo); ... Hanabusa Itchô ga (with seal Tôkyo)
東居筆

Markings

Publisher's mark (?): red seal in lower left corner, illegible
Artist's seal: Shinbasai (?) Tôkyo (under title)

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