Women at Shops near Sensô-ji Temple in Asakusa

浅草浅草寺仲見世

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #45; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. 358(complete triptych, no photo); Ukiyo-e shûka 7 (1979), figs. 264-5 (two right sheets; NYPL)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 26.3 cm (15 5/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14048

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14048, 21.4867
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
The center sheet in the NYPL collection has the mark of publisher Izumiya Ichibei.

Signed

Eishi ga

栄之画

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