Okabe: Enishi of the Owariya, from the series A Tôkaidô Board Game of Courtesans: Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dôchû sugoroku/Mitate Yoshiwara gojûsan tsui [no uchi])
「契情道中双六 見立よしはら五十三つゐ 岡部 尾張屋内 えにし」
Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #238 (as Nagato of Owariya); Ôta Museum, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #82; another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 160
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.6 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.25566 (name in kana, blue kimono), 11.25580 (name in kanji, pink kimono)
The edition illustrated in Chiba 2012 gives the courtesan the name Nagato of the Owariya and has a kimono with a pink ground.
Keisai Eisen ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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