Young Woman Watching Young Man Write, from an untitled series of Yoshiwara scenes with poems

吉原の俳諧 書

Japanese
Edo period
1710s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 37 cm (10 1/4 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13353

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably from the same series: 11.13348 to 11.13354. 11.13354, the final sheet, has the signature “Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu” and the name of publisher Sudô Gonbei (Yamaguchiya).

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

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