Hell Courtesan

Jigoku dayû
地獄太夫

Japanese
Meiji era
about 1870s–1880s
Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Dimensions

Image: 149 x 70.1 cm (58 11/16 x 27 5/8 in.) Overall (Including mounting): 220.5 x 93 cm (86 13/16 x 36 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.373

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on silk

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai ga
惺々狂斎画

Markings

Kyôsai

Provenance

Previously owned by Ono Shichizô; March 24, 2010, purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at auction (Christie's New York, Sale 2296, Lot 618). (Accession Date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and funds donated by John C. Weber