Women in a Pleasure Boat

屋形船の美人

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 50.3 cm (14 15/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15732, 11.15736

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych?): 11.15732 (left), 11.15736 (right)

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Konomi ni makasete Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on left sheet)
香蝶楼国貞画 好にまかせて香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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