Courtesans under Cherry Trees in Front of the Daikokuya
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #12.1-3, and pls. 96-8
Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 25.9 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of an incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.14408 (left sheet only), 11.14548-50, 21.7668-70
On this sheet, the names of the courtesan and her attendants are:
Kasugano of the Ôgiya, kamuro Wakana and Kochô, with Harusono, Harukinu, Harukaze, and Harukusa
「扇屋内 春日野 わかな こてう はるその はるきぬ はるかせ はるくさ」
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection