The Jewel River of Mount Kôya: Sugawara of the Tsuruya, from the series Famous Courtesans for the Six Jewel Rivers (Seirô meikun Mu Tamagawa)

「青楼名君六玉川 鶴屋 菅原」 (高野の玉川)

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô II (Shunsen) (Japanese, 1762–about 1830), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #1311

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.17987

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Katsukawa Shunsen hitsu

勝川春扇筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Hare 3

改印:極

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