Fumikoshi of the Gomeirô, from the series Comparison of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô bijin awase)

「青楼美人合 五明楼文越」

Japanese
Edo period


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #618

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21177

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eiu ga
栄烏画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

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