Lady with Three Attendants, from the series Current Manners in Eastern Brocade (Fûzoku Azuma no nishiki)

「風俗東之錦」 旗本の息女と侍女と若党

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0578; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list # 8.7; Ukiyo-e shûka 5 (1980), pl. 45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13945

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13945, 21.5615

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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