A Procession of Beauties Crossing a River by Ferryboat
about 1804–10 (early Bunka era)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 240 (complete pentaptych)
Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center right sheet of incomplete pentaptych.
Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
No censor's seal
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