Kisen Hôshi, from the series The Six Poetic Immortals in Fashionable Guise, No. 2 (Fûryû yatsushi Rokkasen, sono ni)

風流略六哥仙 其二 喜撰法師 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #32.4; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 43, list no. 157; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #506

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 26.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.14093

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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