The Ninth Month: The Dance of the Chrysanthemum Boy, Performed on a Stage (Kyûgatsu jidô no odori yatai), from an untitled series of Niwaka festival dances representing the Twelve Months
仁和嘉狂言 「九月 じどうのおとり屋たい」
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #11.11; the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), Appendix II, list #28
Vertical chûban; 22 x 15.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.19935, 21.10197
Mark of publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô at lower left, torn off of this impression.
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