Woman Holding a Koto, from the book (Yamato fûryû) Nishikawa tsuya sugata
Artist Nishikawa Sukenobu (Japanese, 1671–1750)
One page; 25 x 17.7 cm (9 13/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Left side of an orihon album page with two designs.
MFA impressions: 11.145425 (late, poor impression of uncut sheet), 11.13199 (right side), 11.13200 (left side)
The intact book: 2006.1572
Yamato eshi Nishikawa Sukenobu hitsu
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