Asagao, from the series Genji in Fashionable Modern Guise (Fûryû yatsushi Genji)

「風流やつし源氏 朝顔」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 187; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #82.7; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 189, list no. 54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.1 x 25.2 cm (15 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14065

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.14065 (right sheet only), 21.7368-70

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