Courtesans Viewing Cherry Blossoms: Kokonoe of the Echizenya, kamuro Akeba and Koisa
「越前屋内 九重 あけは こいさ」
about 1789–90 (Kansei 1–2)
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #50 (complete triptych); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 154 (complete triptych), list no. 75
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
21.4870 is the center sheet of the triptych.
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