Woman Viewing Iris at Yatsuhashi, from the series Beauties Matched with Hokku Poems (Bijin hokku awase)

「美人発句合」 かきつばた

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804–18 (Bunka era)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Sensa (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Series mentioned in Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 3, p. 139, under listing for publisher #413, Sensa (no photos)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.7 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17819

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17819, 21.6924

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

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: 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