Women at a Banquet, from the series (?) Korean Chrysanthemums, A Comparison of Three Colors (Sanshoku awase, Kôrai-giku)

「三色あわせ こうらい菊」 酒宴

Japanese
Edo period
1811–12 (Bunka 8–9)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Suzuki Ihei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #23.1 and cat. no. 70

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25526

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

According to Marks, the censor’s seal of Murataya Jirobei was used in 1811.9 and 1812.8.

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Murataya Jirobei
改印:極、村治

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