The Courtesan Miyagino and Her Younger Sister Shinobu (Keisei Miyagino imôto Shinobu), from the series Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in Imperial Japan (Kôkoku nijûshi kô)
Ing & Schaap, Beauty & Violence (1992), #41.6 (no photo)
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From the first edition, published by Tsuda Genshichi; a posthumous edition of the series was published by Matsuki Heikichi in 1895.
Taiso Yoshitoshi 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