Woman Sitting on Edge of Veranda
about 1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #571.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 205.1.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #331 (1st ed.); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #134 (this ed.)
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26.3 cm (14 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14347, 21.6587 (reproduction)
The version reproduced in Yoshida 1941, probably the first edition, has letters on the sign at upper right that are omitted in this edition.
No censor's seal
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