Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya, kamuro Yoshino and Tatsuta, from the series Comparisons of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin awase)

「当世美人合 扇屋内 花扇 よしの たつの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)
Artist Chôkôsai Eishô (Japanese, active 1780–1800), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #72.3; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. A85 (no photo); another print in the series: Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #52

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.6 x 17 cm (9 5/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17123

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eishô ga

栄昌画

Markings

No censor's seal

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