The Courtesan Miyagino and Her Younger Sister Shinobu (Keisei Miyagino imôto Shinobu), from the series Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in Imperial Japan (Kôkoku nijûshi kô)

「皇國二十四功 傾城宮城野妹しのぶ」

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), April 20
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Tsuda Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16257

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Taiso Yoshitoshi ga

大蘇芳年画

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