Sumiyoshi, from the series Three Fashionable Young People (Fûryû waka no sannin)

「風流若三人」 住吉

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #270.1 (no photo), another print in the series: cat. no. 72

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17808

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series title is a play on the term for the Three Gods of Waka Poetry (Waka sanjin).

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Moriya Jihei
改印:極、森治

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