Courtesans of the Matsubaya, a triptych (Matsubaya sanmai tsuzuki): Wakakusa, kamuro Wakaki and Wakaba; Ukifune, kamuro Kanomo and Konomo; Matsukaze, kamuro Isone and Shirabe; Tomikawa, kamuro Onami and Menami

「松葉屋三枚続  若草 わかき わかは  浮船 かのも このも  松風 いそね しらべ  富川 おなみ めなみ」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #126.1; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 176 (with one sheet from an Ôgiya triptych), list no. 167

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14051

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eishi ga

栄之画

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