Three Fashionable Beauties (Fûryû san bijin): Matsumura of the Matsubaya (R), Uryûno of the Okamotoya (C), and Tachibana of the Tsuruya (L)
「風流三美人 松葉屋内 松村」 「風流三美人 岡本屋内 瓜生野」 「風流三美人 鶴屋内 立花」
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #70 (center sheet only, no photo)
Vertical ôban triptych; 39.3 x 80 cm (15 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.17858 (left), 11.17859 (center), 11.17860 (right)
Unidentified publisher’s mark, Genshoku #195.
Eizan hitsu (on each sheet)
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