Komachi and the Suitor (Kayoi Komachi), No. 4 from the series Seven Komachi (Nana Komachi)

「七小町 四 かよひ小町」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1735–40 (Kyôhô 20–Genbun 5)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #105; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #12

Dimensions

Hosoban; 34.2 x 16.1 cm (13 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13327

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied and stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.420, 11.13327

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomasu hitsu

絵師鳥居清倍筆

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