Chôdayû of the Okamotoya in Kyô-machi itchôme, kamuro Kakeo and Koyui, from the series Comparison of Famous Places in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô meisho awase)

「青楼名所合 京町一丁目 岡本屋内 長太夫 かけを 小ゆい」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 23 cm (13 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17796

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu

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