In Bed (Keichû): Tagasode of the Daimonjiya in Kyômachi Itchôme, kamuro Tomeki and Kaoru, from the series Ten Kinds of Incense in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô jisshu kô)

「青楼十種香 閨中 京町一丁め 大文字や内 誰が袖 とめき かほる」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0943; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #255.1, and pl. 153

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.4 x 18.5 cm (10 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19413

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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