Kajiwara Genta and the Courtesan Umegae (Kajiwara Genta, Keisei Umegae), from the series True Feelings Compared: The Founts of Love (Jitsu kurabe iro no minakami)
「実競色乃美名家見 梶原源太 傾城梅が枝」
Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), #60; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #367.6; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 110.2.2; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #369
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 24.6 cm (14 11/16 x 9 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14303, 21.6435
The publisher’s seal reads “Chô han” and according to Asano and Clark is most likely a relative of Nishimuraya Yohachi or part of a related firm.
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