Genji, the Second Generation: Courtesans at Their Toilette in the Licensed Quarter (Nisei Genji kuruwa no mijimai)

「二世源氏廓之身仕舞」 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kagehide II (Japanese, active 1860s), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 27.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20154

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Nidaime Kagehide ga
二代目景秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯正改
彫師: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