Cart Puller (Kurumariki) Sakata Hikobei (?) and Courtesan Toyozumi of the Chôjiya, kamuro Yayoi and Hamaji, from the series Amusements of the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara (Seirô Niwaka zensei asobi)

「青楼仁和嘉全盛遊 車力 さかた彦兵衛 てうし屋 豊ずみ やよい はまし」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.9 x 17.8 cm (9 7/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.20073

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôki ga
長喜画

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