Calligraphy by Miss Senjaku, Age Thirteen (Senjaku-dô jûsan-sai sho)

「千雀童十三才書」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794–98 (Kansei 6–10)
Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #80 (this impression); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 439, list no. A54; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2304

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.1 x 26 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14912

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eishô ga
栄昌画

Markings

No censor's seal

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