Three Young Beauties (Bijin waka sannin)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
Not found in Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996)
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 23.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.26674 (left), 11.26675 (right)
The title is a play on the term for the Three Gods of Waka Poetry (Waka sanjin).
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