The Skit "Hana no Iroka Itazura Musume;" and Takigawa of the Ôgiya, kamuro Menami and Onami, from the series Entertainments of the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara in Full Swing (Seirô Niwaka zensei asobi)

「青楼俄全盛遊」 「花色香徒娘(はなのいろかいたつらむすめ)」 「扇屋内 滝川 めなみ おなみ」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 8th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Kichi (2) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #56.3 and cat. no. 90

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17787

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Murataya Jirobei
改印:極、邑二(村田屋治朗兵衛)

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