Lilies: Young Lady Clutching a Letter, from an untitled series of beauties and flowers
花に美人 百合 文
Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Censor’s seal used in 1st and 11th month of 1812.
Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsumuraya Saburôbei
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