Shiratama of the Tamaya, from the series Parade of Courtesans in the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara dôchû zu)
「新吉原道中図 たまや内 しら玉」
The series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #43 (this design not listed), other prints in the series: pls. 138-141
Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.5 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Photographed together: 11.28589 (left) and 11.28589 (right).
Three prints from a larger set that may optionally be combined as a triptych: 11.28590 (R), 11.28589 (C), 20.89 (L); no VR.
Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
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