Kisen Hôshi: Egawa of the Maru-Ebiya, from the series Six Excellent Selections of Courtesans (Keisei Rokkasen), pun on Six Poetic Immortals

「契情六佳撰 喜撰法師 丸海老屋内 江川」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1828–30 (Bunsei 11–13)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #64

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.25583

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem (Kokinshû 983, Hyakunin isshu 8): Waga io wa/ miyako no tatsumi/ shika zo sumu/ yo o ujiyama to/ hito wa iu nari

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