Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, kamuro Yoshino and Tatsuta, from the series Comparison of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô bijin awase)

「青楼美人合 扇屋内 花扇 よしの たつた」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1826 (Bunsei 9)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #71/1

Dimensions

Vertical nagaban; 51.5 x 23 cm (20 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20988

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

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