Courtesan Seated on a Bench

Endai bijin zu
縁台美人図

Japanese
Edo period
about Hôei (1704–11) to Shôtoku (1711–6) era
Kaigetsudô Anchi (Japanese, dates unknown)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-070; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 8; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #83

Dimensions

Image: 96.8 x 51 cm (38 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. ) Overall (including braid): 204.3 x 75 cm

Accession Number

11.7495

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Yamato giga Kaigetsudô matsuyo Anchi kore kore [o] zu [su]

Markings

seal illegible

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