The Courtesan Kiyokawa, Karigane Bunshichi, and Kaminari Shôkurô, from the series Models of Love Talk: Clouds Form over the Moon (Chiwa kagami tsuki no murakumo)

「千話鏡月の村雲 契情清川 かりかね文七 雷り庄九郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800 (Kansei 12)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #349; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #414.5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 101.2.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #373

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.4 x 26.7 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.14352

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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