Eight Views of Japan, the Sea at Naruto (Yamato hakkei, Naruto no umi): Nanahito of the Sugata-Ebiya, from the series Courtesans Compared to Eight Views (Keisei mitate hakkei)

「傾城見立八景 和八景 鳴門ノ海 姿海老屋内 七人」

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1820s (late Bunsei era)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 38

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37176

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippôsai Kuniyasu ga

一鳳斎国安画

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: 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