Poem by Saigyô Hôshi, Center Sheet, from the series Yoshiwara Courtesans for the Three Evening Poems (Yoshiwara keisei sanseki)

「吉原傾城三夕 中」 西行法師

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #19

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30 x 14.6 cm (11 13/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13195

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hôgetsudô Okumura shôhitsu

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