Isoyama of the Chôjiya, kamuro Kichiji and Takiji, from the series New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (Wakana hatsu moyô)

「若那初模様 丁子屋 いそ山 きちじ たきじ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. 261; the series: Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #43 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14036

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14036, *11.41501 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Eishi zu
栄之図

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