The Fourth Month (Uzuki), from an untitled series of Twelve Months

十二月 「卯月」

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô II (Shunsen) (Japanese, 1762–about 1830), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #1312; another print in the series: Nagata et al, The New York and New Jersey Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 23.8 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.23017

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunsen ga
春扇画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Wakasaya Yoichi (?)
改印:極、若

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