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The Third Month: The Doll Festival, Gathering Shellfish at Low Tide (Yayoi, Hinamatsuri, shiohi), from an untitled series of Day and Night Scenes of the Twelve Months

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MFA impressions: 11.20133, 21.6907 From a series jointly designed by Kitao Shigemasa (#s 1, 5, 9, 11), Katsukawa Shunshô (#s 2, 4, 7, 12), and Utagawa Toyoharu (#s 3, 6, 8, 10).

Signed

Utagawa Toyoharu ga 歌川豊春画

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 1772–75 (early An'ei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #42 (color photo p. 12); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 64

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26 x 19.2 cm (10 1/4 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20133

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints