Koito, the Younger Sister (Imôto) of the Itoya; Sashichi; and the Older Sister (Ane) Ofusa, from the series Models of Love Talk: Clouds Form over the Moon (Chiwa kagami tsuki no murakumo)
「千話鏡月の村雲 糸屋妹小いと 佐七 姉おふさ」
Gemshoku Ukiyo-e Dai Hyakka Jiten 2 (1982), #272; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 347-9 (this design not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a series jointly designed with Utamaro.
Katsu Shundô ga
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