Poetic Immortals Narihira and Hitomaro with Modern Women

業平と人麻呂と現代美人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Hishikawa Sôri (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Dimensions

Ebangire; 18.7 x 52.1 cm (7 3/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19663

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hishikawa Sôri ga

菱川宗理画

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