Ôtomo no Kuronushi: Kichô of the Owariya, from the series Six Excellent Selections of Courtesans (Keisei Rokkasen), pun on Six Poetic Immortals
「傾城六佳撰 大友黒主 尾張屋内 喜長」
Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #64
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.7 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poem: Kagamiyama/ ...
Keisai Eisen ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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