In the Eighth Month, the Hassaku and Niwaka Festivals (Hachigatsu, Hassaku Niwaka): Tagasode of the Daimonjiya, from the series Four Seasons in the Pleasure Quarters: Annual Events in the Yoshiwara (Kuruwa no shikishi Yoshiwara yôji)

「廓の四季志吉原要事 八月 八さくにハか 大文字屋内 誰袖」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821–23 (Bunsei 4–6)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #49; other prints in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pls. 157-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 26.2 cm (15 5/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17939

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga

渓斎英泉画

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