The Twelfth Month, End of the Year (Jûnigatsu, Seibo toshiwasure): Hanazato of the Ôgiya, from the series Annual Events in the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara nenjû gyôji)

「新吉原年中行事 扇屋内花里 十二月 年尾(せいほ)とし忘(わすれ)」

Japanese
Edo period
late 1820s–early 1830s
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Daikokuya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #354; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #365; other prints in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #68-69

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.1 cm (14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17960

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A different design for the twelfth month appears in Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #69. However, the other prints in the series are known in one version only.

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
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