Ariwara and Usugôri of the Tsuruya, from the series Courtesans of the Pleasure Quarters in Double Mirrors (Seirô yûkun awase kagami)

「青楼遊君合鏡 鶴屋内 在原 薄氷」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797 (Kansei 9)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamadaya Sanshirô


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #339.11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.4 cm (14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17119

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(signature cut off)

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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