Thirty-two Aspects of Physiognomy, Left Sheet (Sanjûni sôzô hidari)

「三十二相象 左」

Japanese
Edo period


Catalogue Raisonné

The center sheet of the triptych: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), fig. 19

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.2 x 14.3 cm (11 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19166

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Eshi Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
絵師西村重信筆

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