Ôiso: Motozue of the Daimonjiya, from the series A Tôkaidô Board Game of Courtesans: Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dôchû sugoroku/Mitate Yoshiwara gojûsan tsui [no uchi])
「傾城道中双六 見立吉原五十三対 大磯 大文字屋内 本津枝」
Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #223; another print in the series (Mishima): Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 160
Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.7 cm (15 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
In the edition published in Chiba 2012, the courtesan is identified as Enishi of the Owariya.
Keisai Eisen ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection