Fashionable Likings of Present-day Beauties (Tôsei bijin ryûkô konomi) / An Assortment of Famous Restaurants of the Present Day (Tôji kômei kaiseki zukushi)
about 1818–24 (early Bunsei era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Other prints in the series: Seikado, Kunisada (exh. cat., 1996), #s 50-51; Yoshida, Ukiyo-e jiten (1965), v. 2, p. 242
Vertical ôban; 38 x 27.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
According to Yoshida, this is the second edition of the Restaurant series, with the inset pictures of restaurants replaced by a second series title.
Gototei Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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