The Ebiya Restaurant in Ôji, with the Geisha Koshizu of Yanagibashi, from the series Thirty-six Restaurants of Tokyo (Tôkei sanjûroku kaiseki)

「東京三十六会席 柳はし小しづ」「王子ゑびや」

Japanese
Meiji era
1871 (Meiji 4), 6th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40520

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:未六改
彫師:片田彫長

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: January 19, 2005)

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