Kiyomoto Style (Kiyomoto fû), from the series Pine Needles of Current Music (Imayô onkyoku matsu no ha)
Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #279 (blue version)
Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title probably refers to “Pine Needles” (Matsu no ha), a song collection published in 1703.
Keisai Eisen 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