Woman with a Letter, from the series Comparison of Beauties in Eastern Brocade (Azuma nishiki bijin awase)
Another print in the series: Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #59; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1621
Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 25.5 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
 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