Woman with a Letter, from the series Comparison of Beauties in Eastern Brocade (Azuma nishiki bijin awase)

「東錦美人合」 文

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804–10 (Bunka 1–7)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu II (Kiyomine) (Japanese, 1787–1868), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 25.5 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18052

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyomine hitsu

清峰筆

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