Standing Courtesan

立姿遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1705–07
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #2; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), fig. 64; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #29

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 55.6 x 26.3 cm (21 7/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13253

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii shi Kiyomasu zu
鳥居氏清倍図

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