Man Dreaming of Courtesan in Spiderweb, the final sheet from an untitled series of Yoshiwara scenes with poems

吉原の俳諧 女郎蜘蛛

Japanese
Edo period
1710s


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley, Inside the Floating World (2002), cat. no 25, photo p. 20

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.2 cm (10 1/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13354

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably from the same series: 11.13348 to 11.13354.

Signed

Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu

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