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」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1809–13 (Bunka 6–10)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #43 (this design not listed), other prints in the series: pls. 138-141

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.5 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28590

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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