Koito of the Itoya in Honmashi Nichome, Left Sheet, from the series Girl Style, a Triptych (Musume fû sanpukutsui)

「むすめ風さんふくつひ 左 本町弐丁目 いとやのこいと」

Japanese
Edo period
1720s
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.6 x 14.4 cm (12 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19164

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych. Center sheet: 11.19165

Signed

Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
西村重信筆

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection