Courtesan with Sake in the Parlor of the Kakutoku House in the Shimabara District of Kyoto (Kyôto Shimabara Kakutoku zashiki tayû sakazuki no zu)
「京都島原 角徳座敷 太夫酒盃の図」
Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 80 cm (15 1/4 x 31 1/2 in.)
11.15079, 11.15645, 11.15657
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.15079 (right), 11.15645 (center), 11.15657 (left)
Most likely made during the time when Kunisada was in Osaka, from the first month to the tenth month of Bunsei 4 (1821).
Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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