Courtesan Admiring a Shadow Lantern

回り灯篭を見る遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1720s
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Izumiya Gonshirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #19; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #115

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.6 x 15.7 cm (13 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19112

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yamato gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu

大和画工 奥村利信筆

Markings

Artist's seal: (unread; possibly Mitsuoki)

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