A Party on the Pleasure Boat Yoshinomaru
about 1790 (Kansei 2)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #6; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 184; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #98; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 218, list no. 88
Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 26 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right center sheet of incomplete pentaptych.
MFA impressions: 06.689 (left sheet only), 06.690 (left center sheet only), 11.14022 (right center sheet only), 11.14164-8 (complete pentaptych), 21.7447-50 (four sheets only, right sheet missing), 21.7586-90 (complete pentaptych)
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