Woman under a Willow Tree, from the series Six Selected Moon Fairies (Roku ga sen [=Rokkasen])

「六娥仙」 柳下美人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.1 cm (15 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37205

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark. Other prints in the series have the mark of Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô).

Inscription

Poem

Signed

Kuniyasu hitsu

国安筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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