Fashionable Beauties Playing with Children (Fûryû bijin kodakara asobi)
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), pentaptych list, p. 319, #8, and cat. no. 477 (center sheet, plus another sheet not in MFA)
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 77.3 cm (14 11/16 x 30 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.17747 (right), 11.17748 (center), 11.17749 (left)
The JUM catalogue shows one additional sheet and identifies the work as a pentaptych.
Eizan hitsu (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection