Miyuki, from the series Genji in Modern Guise (Yatsushi Genji)
about 1770–72 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 1)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)
MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #128; Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 91, fig. 59 (this impression); Hockley 2003, p. 198, #C-1-29
Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 19 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, July 7, 2018 – August 26, 2018
Based on a design by Harunobu, 21.4530.
Shomô ni yotte kozu o motte, Koryûsai kore o mosha su (In accordance with your wishes, Koryûsai has taken an old picture and copied it)
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