Hinazuru of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsuruji and Tsuruno, from an untitled series of courtesans

遊女集 「丁子屋内 雛鶴 つる次 つるの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1794 (Kansei 6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #211.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 10 (1979), pl. 120; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 198.1.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.2 cm (15 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14176

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14176, *11.24895 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麻呂筆

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