Blossoms at Nippori (Nippori no hana): Wakana of the Wakanaya, from the series Matches for the Cherry Blossoms at Famous Places (Mitate meisho sakura tsukushi)

「見立名所桜尽 日暮里の花 若那屋内 若那」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.9 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17902

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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