Ei of Nakamori-ken as Lady Huayang (Kayô Fujin) (R) and Konami of Nakamori-ken (as the First Emperor) in Xianyang Palace (Kannyôkyû) (L), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)

「島之内ねりもの 華陽夫人 中森軒 ゑい」 「島之内ねりもの 感陽宮 中森軒 小浪」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Keyes 1973, #338a-d and pl. 54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 60 cm (14 9/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36298a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.824.2 (R), 06.824.5 (L), 11.36298a-b (complete diptych), 11.38818 (R), 11.38820a-b (complete diptych), 11.38822 (R)

Signed

Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on each sheet)

柳斎重春画

Markings

Artist's seal: Yamaguchi uji Shigeharu

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: January 19, 2005)

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