Erotic Contest of Flowers

Japanese
Edo period
Hôei era (1704–11)
Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729)


Catalogue Raisonné

Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 6; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #22

Dimensions

Overall: 39 x 536.9 cm (15 3/8 x 211 3/8 in.) Image: 34.8 x 507.8 cm (13 11/16 x 199 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.09.234

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyonobu zu

Markings

seal: Kiyonobu

Provenance

1909, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow from an unknown Japanese collection and given to the MFA.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection