Birds and Flowers, Wind and Moon, in the Modern Style (Imayô kachô fûgetsu)

今様花鳥風月

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #75 (complete triptych); Chiba City Museum of Art, Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #94 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17924

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; title on left sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.17924 (right sheet only), 11.21305-7 (complete triptych)

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga

渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: 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