Three Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô mitate san bijin): Karakoto of the Chôjiya
「青楼見立三美人 丁子屋 唐琴」 「楊きひさくら」
Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #27 and cat. no. 395 (right and left sheets of triptych)
Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 26.1 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
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