Wrapper for Board Game of Famous Places in Edo and Actor Portraits (Edo meisho sugata-e sugoroku)

「江戸名所姿絵寿語六」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.9 x 34.9 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22472

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche; Gengyo ga
一陽斎豊国画(年玉枠)、玄魚画

Markings

日本橋通本町二丁目 地本問屋近江屋久次郎板

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