A Party on the Pleasure Boat Yoshinomaru

吉野丸船遊び

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790 (Kansei 2)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36.9 x 26 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14164-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, left to right: 11.14164, 11.14165, 11.14166, 11.14167, 11.14168

MFA impressions: 06.689 (left sheet only), 06.690 (center left sheet only), 11.14022 (center right sheet only), 11.14164-8 (complete pentaptych), 21.7447-50 (four sheets only, right sheet missing), 21.7586-90 (complete pentaptych)

Signed

Eishi ga

栄之画

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