Courtesan Holding a Pipe

煙管を持つ花魁図

Japanese
Edo period
mid–1740s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 72, fig. 48; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #75; Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #155

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 128.2 x 16.0 cm (50 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13335

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

Hôgetsudô Tanchôsai hashira-e kongen Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu

方月堂丹鳥斎 はしら絵根元 奥村文角政信正筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

丹鳥斎

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