Mitsuhana of the Ôbishiya at Kyômachi Nichôme, kamuro Kikuchi and Kikuno, from the series Twelve Floral Patterns of the Four Seasons in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô shiki jûni hanagata)

「青楼四季十二華形 京街二丁目 大ひしや内三つ花 きくち きくの」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1780 (An'ei 9)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0262; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #203.4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.9 cm (10 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19371

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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