Minakichi Upstairs at the Umegawa-rô, from the series An Assortment of Beauties in the Modern Style (Imayô bijin zoroe)

「今様美人揃 梅川楼上 みな吉」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 × 25.4 cm (14 1/2 × 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.39097

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
応好国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥正改
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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