The Fifth Month: Sick in Bed, from the series Five Beautiful Women (Gonin bijo)
「五人美女」 五節句の内五月 病気で悩んでいる美人
about 1805–11 (Bunka 2–8)
Publisher Yamamoto Kyûbei (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 23.6 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The inset containing the series title on each print in the series has floral decoration suggesting one of the Fice Festivals (Go sekku).
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection