Chôzan of the Chôjiya, from the series Models for Fashion: New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyô)

「雛形若菜初模様 丁子屋内 てう山」

Japanese
Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5), spring
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 226, #I-A-8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.4 cm (14 13/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.14586

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14586 (Eijudô mark only), 11.14587 (two publishers’ marks)

Signed

Koryûsai ga

湖龍斎画

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