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Board Games during the New Year Holidays (Matsu no uchi banshô), from the series Imitations of the Eight Views (Nazorae hakkei)

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The title puns on the theme "Evening Bell" (banshô).

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #534.3

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 33.1 x 23 cm (13 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22120

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints