Koito, the Younger Sister (Imôto) of the Itoya; Sashichi; and the Older Sister (Ane) Ofusa, from the series Models of Love Talk: Clouds Form over the Moon (Chiwa kagami tsuki no murakumo)

「千話鏡月の村雲 糸屋妹小いと 佐七 姉おふさ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Katsukawa Shundô (Japanese, active 1790s–1810s), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gemshoku Ukiyo-e Dai Hyakka Jiten 2 (1982), #272; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 347-9 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14998

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series jointly designed with Utamaro.

Signed

Katsu Shundô ga
勝春洞画

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: 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