Nuns in the Eight Month (Hachigatsu bikuni), from the series The Manzai Dance at the Niwaka Festival in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô Manzai Niwaka)

「青楼万歳俄 八月ひくに たい かつ いね 子付 りん うた」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791 (Kansei 3)
Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano, "Yoshiwara Niwaka," in Ukiyo-e Art 158 (2009), fig. 12 (Berlin impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #162.4; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 36, list no. 115; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #516

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26 x 19.3 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19616

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The performers: Tai, Katsu, Ine, and child attendants Rin and Uta

Signed

Eishi ga
栄之画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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