Temporary Quarters of the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara karitaku): Hinaaya of the Chôjiya (R), Karauta of the Chôjiya (C), and Meizan of the Chôjiya (L)

「てうしや内 雛あや」  「丁子屋内 唐歌」  「新吉原借宅 てうじや内 名山」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1809–13 (Bunka 6–10)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #14, cat. #418

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.1 x 78.6 cm (15 x 30 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17849-51

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.17849 (left), 11.17850 (right), 11.17851 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.17849-51, 11.37808VR (11.37808, 20.92, 20.93), 11.41506 (right sheet only)

Signed

Eizan hitsu (on each sheet)
英山筆

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