Koina of the Inamoto-rô, in Kado-machi in Shin Yoshiwara, from the series Contest of Beauties Drawn from Life (Ikiutsushi bijin kurabe)

「生写美人競 新よし原角町 いな本楼うち小稲」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Website Koina A densetsu

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.17355

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Kunisada hitsu

応好国貞筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu

改印:なし
彫師:上邑彫安

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