Three Fashionable Beauties Cooling Off in the Evening (Fûryû yûsuzumi san bijin)

「風流夕涼三美人」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #99 and cat. no. 454 (complete triptych), and color plate; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #310 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 25.6 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26683-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.26683 (left), 11.26684 (right)
Actually the right and left sheets of an incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu (on left sheet)
菊川英山筆

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