Woman, Child, and Bird in Cage (R); Woman Reading at Kotatsu, with Cat (L), from the book (Yamato fûryû) Nishikawa tsuya sugata

(大和風流)西川艶姿より

Japanese
Meiji-era impression from Edo-period block?
After Nishikawa Sukenobu (Japanese, 1671–1750)


Dimensions

25.8 x 37.8 cm (10 3/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45422

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Orihon album page with two designs; late, poor impression of uncut sheet.
The intact book: 2006.1572

Signed

Yamato eshi Nishikawa Sukenobu hitsu (on each design)

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: January 19, 2005)

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