Woman Under Maple and Ginkgo Leaves, from the series Comparison of Beauties (Bijin awase)

「美しんあわせ」 紅葉の下に歩く美人

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), fig. 187

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.7 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13642

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Hamamatsuya Kôsuke

改印:極、濱幸

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