Wisteria: Hitomoto of the Daimonjiya in Kyô-machi Itchôme, kamuro Senkaku and Banki, from an untitled series of courtesans compared to flowers
太夫花見立 藤 「京町一丁目 大文字屋内 ひと本 せんかく まんき」
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #180.4; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 78.3.4; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #678
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.1 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Other impressions have the mark of publisher Maruya Jinpachi.
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)
 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