Deaccessioned October 25, 2012

Akazome Emon, from the series Fashionable Female Six Poetic Immortals (Fûryû onna rokkasen)

「風流女六歌仙 赤染衛門」

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Ezakiya Kichibei (Tenjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #158.1 and cat. no. 73

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; about 38.1 × 25.4 cm (15 × 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.41511

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.41511 (deaccessioned in 2012), 20.98

Inscription

Poem: Yasurawade/ nenamashi mono o/ sayo fukete/ katamuku made no/ tsuki o mishi ka na
「やすらはでねなましものをさよふてかたむくまての月を見しかな」

Signed

Eizan hitsu
英山筆

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: January 19, 2005)

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