The Cloth-fulling Jewel River (Tôi no Tamagawa), from the series Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa uchi)

「六玉川内 檮衣玉川」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #280 (this design not listed); another print from the series: cat. no. 186

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.17746

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17746, *11.41505 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

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