Courtesan, Kamuro, and Attendant with Parasol (R); Courtesan Playing Shamisen (L), from the book (Yamato fûryû) Nishikawa tsuya sugata
Meiji-era impression from Edo-period block?
After Nishikawa Sukenobu (Japanese, 1671–1750)
25.6 x 37.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper
Not On View
Orihon album page with two designs; late, poor impression of uncut sheet.
The intact book: 2006.1572
Yamato eshi Nishikawa Sukenobu hitsu (on each design)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection