Courtesan Reading a Book

Fumiyomu yûjo zu
文読む遊女図

Japanese
Edo period
Kyôhô era (1716–36)
Kondô Katsunobu (Japanese, active about 1716–1736)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-119

Dimensions

Image: 48.9 x 61.7 cm (19 1/4 x 24 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.7504

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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