Otome, from the series Eastern Figures Matched with the Tale of Genji (Azuma sugata Genji awase)
Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #24; Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #1.2 and cat. no. 344
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.1 cm (14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Chapter 21 of The Tale of Genji.
Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
Censor's seal: kiwame
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