Standing Beauty and Towel on Rack, from the series Portraits of Modern Beauties (Tôsei bijin sugata)

「当世美人すかた」 てぬぐい

Japanese
Edo period


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), list #273-1 ? (no photo; says pub. Mikawaya Seiemon)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44689

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
No publisher's mark
改印:極
版元: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: January 19, 2005)

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