The Seventh Month (Fumizuki), from the series Fashionable Twelve Months of Precious Children (Fûryû kodakara jûni tsuki)

「風流子宝十二月 文月」

Edo period
about 1806–08 (Bunka 3–5)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #169.4 (no photo); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 32


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 22.3 cm (14 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Formerly attributed to Utamaro, but other designs in the series are signed by Eizan. MFA prints in the series: 11.14336, 11.17768, 11.17769, 11.17770, 11.17775


(signature cut off of this impression, probably deliberately, in order to attribute the print falsely to Utamaro)


No censor's seal


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)

[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