Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara no hanazakari), from the series Eight Views of Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho hakkei)

「東都名所八景 吉原の花盛」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #115.3 (no photo); other prints in the series: cat. nos. 254-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.4 cm (15 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.17740

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series: 11.17735 to 11.17742.

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