Faithful Depiction of the House Kimono Patterns Worn by Yoshiwara Courtesans Paying Holiday Visits on the Second Day of New Year (Seirô shôgatsu futsuka nenrei shikise kosode moyô shôsha no zu)

「青楼正月二日年礼仕着小袖模様正写の図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), fig. 72 (complete); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #455 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.1 x 75.6 cm (15 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14832, 11.14836, 11.14837

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.14832 (right), 11.14836 (center), 11.14837 (left)

Signed

Chôki ga (on each sheet)
長喜画

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