Ono no Komachi, from the series Three Beauties (San bijin)

「三美人 小野小町」

Japanese
Edo period
1810s (late Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Hagiwara (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 103 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 27.1 x 25.5 cm (10 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13666

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

11.13666–11.13668 form a triptych (no VR).

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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