Koshikibu of the Takeya, from the series Models for Fashion: New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (Hinagata wakana hatsu moyô)
「雛形若菜初模様 竹屋内 小式部」
1776 (An'ei 5), fall
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)
Hockley 2003, p. 226, #I-B-10; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), fig. 48
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.7 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No publisher’s mark.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection