Bright Mirror of a Fashionable Moon (Fûryû tsuki no meikyô)

「風流月之名鏡」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #76 and cat. no. 449 (two left sheets of triptych); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 92 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.3 x 26.4 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16407, 11.16409

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.16407 (right), 11.16409 (left)

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu (on each sheet)

菊川英山筆

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