Autumn Lanterns in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô no aki tôrô zu): Masanagi of the Tamaya

「青楼之秋燈楼図 玉屋内 政那木」

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list p. 317, #18 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.1 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17823

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of an incomplete triptych.

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, ...
改印:極

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