Night Rain in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara no yoru no ame), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei)

「江戸八景 吉原の夜雨(よるのあめ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #99; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #321

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 37.1 cm (10 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30206

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1357, 11.30206

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga

渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark

改印:渡
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: 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