The Courtesan Takao and the Actor Ikushima Daikichi I

三浦屋高尾と初代生島大吉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1705 (Hôei 2)
Attributed to Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #41

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.7 x 37.1 cm (10 1/8 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13180

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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