Karauta of the Chôjiya, kamuro Utagi and Matsuki, from the series Portraits of Courtesans, a Collection of Five Famous Flowers (Yûkun sugata hana go meimyô soroe)

「遊君姿花五明名揃 丁子屋内 唐歌 歌木 松木」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)
Artist Koikawa Hakuga (Japanese, born about 1784), Publisher Ue (1) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15028

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hakuga hitsu
白峨筆

Markings

No censor's seal

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