Akoya Instructing Hitomaru at Gojôzaka (Gojôzaka Akoya Hitomaru kyôyu no zu): The Courtesan (Yûkun) Akoya (R) and Kagekiyo's Daughter (Musume) Hitomaru (L)

「五条坂阿古屋人丸教諭之図」「遊君阿古家」 「景清娘人丸」

Japanese
Edo period
1844–47 (Tenpô 15–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Yoshimiya Sonokichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Renkichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 51.3 cm (14 7/8 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15721, 11.17931

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15721 (right sheet, signed Kunisada), 11.17931 (left sheet, signed Eisen)

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Ôju Keisai Eisen ga (on left sheet)
梓元の応需 国貞改二代豊国画 応需 渓斎英泉画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
Blockcutter's marks: Renkichi chôkoku (on right sheet), Renkichi tô (on left sheet)
改印:渡
彫師:廉吉彫刻 廉吉刀

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