Courtesans at the Front of an Assignation Teahouse

Hikitejaya mae no yujo
引手茶屋前の遊女

Japanese
Edo period
1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-232; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 27

Dimensions

Image: 100 x 36.5 cm (39 3/8 x 14 3/8 in.) Overall: 209 x 57.5 cm (82 5/16 x 22 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.7324

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, silver and brass on silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga

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