Standing Courtesan

立姿遊女

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #287; Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 214, #95

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 76 x 25 cm (29 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.) Overall: 123 x 29.5 cm (48 7/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28587

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28587, 54.1550

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

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