Woman with Fan and Insect Cage

団扇と虫籠を持つ美人

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshitsuna (Japanese, active about 1848–1868), Publisher Masudaya Ginjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 67.4 x 22.8 cm (26 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

11.26830

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga; Ittosai Yoshitsuna ga (on fan)

朝櫻楼国芳画、一渡斎芳綱画

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松
彫師:なし

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