Koginu of Daisei as a Fan Seller (Suehiro), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)

「島之内ねりもの 末広 大清 小絹」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38792

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.824.17, 11.26590, 11.38788, 11.38792, 17.3214.13

From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.

Signed

Sekkarô Hokuei ga
雪花楼北英画

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: January 19, 2005)

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