Kashiku of the Tsuruya, from the series Contest of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Kakuchû bijin kurabe)

「郭中美人競 鶴屋内 かしく」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Rekisentei Eiri (Japanese, active about 1781–1818)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eiri list, #9.1.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #594

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15007

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eiri giga
栄里戯画

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