Courtesans Parading under Cherry Blossoms: Utagiku of the Takeya, kamuro Utagi and Utano; Tomikawa of the Matsubaya, kamuro Onami and Menami; Hanamurasaki of the Kado-Tamaya, kamuro Hanano and Haruno

花見道中 「竹屋うち 歌菊 うたき うたの  まつ葉や内 富川 おなみ めなみ  角玉屋内 花紫 はなの はるの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792–93 (Kansei 4–5)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 170 (center sheet only), list no. 134

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.3 x 75.5 cm (15 1/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14137-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.14137 (right), 11.14138 (left), 11.14139 (center)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)

栄之画

Markings

No censor's seal

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