Two Women with a Roll of Paper, from the series Modern Dyed Cotton Kimono (Tôsei zokui [=yokui, yukata] zome)

「当世俗(=浴)衣染」 二美人

Japanese
Edo period
1807
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list # ; another print in the series: cat. no. 5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25507

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark.

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

Markings

No censor's seal

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