Women Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Kinryûzan Temple in Asakusa

金龍山の滝桜

Japanese
Edo period
about 1792 (Kansei 4)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #58; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 198, list no. 121

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.4 x 55 cm (15 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14111-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.14111 (left), 11.14112 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14111-2 (two right sheets), 21.7559-61 (complete triptych)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)

栄之画

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