Courtesan and Guest with Mosquito Net, from an unidentified erotic series

蚊帳の杯

Japanese
Edo period
about 1704–16 (Hôei–Shôtoku era)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 79

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 36.4 cm (10 11/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19696

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color probably added later

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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