Fashionable Figures at Dawn on a Snowy Day (Imayô sugata yuki no akebono), from the series The Four Seasons (Shunkashûtô no uchi)

「春夏秋冬之内 今様姿雪の明ほの」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), list #133 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.7 x 72.1 cm (13 11/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26884-6

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.26884 (center), 11.26885 (left), 11.26886 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.26884-6 (complete triptych, printed entirely in blue and red), 17.3210.5 (L only, color figure with blue background)

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga (on each sheet)
渓斎英泉画

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