Women Reading a Stele Inscription, from the series Yotsuya jûni sô (The Twelve Shrines at Yotsuya)

「四ツ谷十二さう」 石碑を読む二美人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.5 x 18.2 cm (8 1/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19827

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poems (on stele)

Signed

Ôju Hokkei hitsu
応需北渓筆

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