Iwafuji and Onoe, the Kagamiyama Story in the Pleasure Quarters (Iwafuji Onoe ... kuruwa Kagamiyama), from the series Entertainments of the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara in Full Swing (Seirô Niwaka zensei asobi)

「青楼俄全盛遊 岩藤尾上 廓鏡山」

Japanese
Edo period
1790s


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 32.3 x 22.5 cm (12 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14885

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Katsukawa Shunzan ga
勝川春山画

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