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The Third Month: Procession with Akasaka Footman (Sangatsu, Akasaka yakko gyôretsu), from an untitled series of Niwaka festival dances representing the Twelve Months

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Signed

Shunrô ga 春郎画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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 1793 (Kansei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, vertical chûban #11.03; the series: Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), Appendix II, list #28

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 22.1 x 15.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20050

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints