Iku of Kitamori-ken in Ichiya Kanjo (Festival of the Sumiyoshi Shrine), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)
「島之内ねりもの 一夜官女 北森軒 いく」
1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837)
Yamamura & Kitagawa, "Yamamura-ryû," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 159 (2010), p. 64, fig. 2; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #383
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.824.9, 11.38789
From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.
Sekkarô Hokuei ga
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection