Tamagiku of the Kado-Tamaya, from the series Comparisons of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô bijin awase)

「青楼美人合 角玉屋玉菊」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Eiu (Japanese, active mid-1790s), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 32 x 23.7 cm (12 5/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15025

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eiu ga
栄烏画

Markings

No censor's seal

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