Niwaka Festival Dancer with Fan

俄 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1820s design
After Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #4; Carpenter et al., Reading Surimono (2008), #12 (the original, plus a group A copy)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.1 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25674

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group A copy.

Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 138.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûôtei Edo no Hananari: Senkin no/ haru o neridasu/ hadanugi mo/ yae ni hirakeru/ Ô-Edo no hana

Signed

Keisai

渓斎

Markings

Artist's seals: Ei, Sen

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