Woman Standing by a Door-curtain (Noren) with a Tattooed Chinese Hero, from the series Brow Shaped Like Mount Fuji (Fujibitai)
Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #165
Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26.4 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The figure painted on the curtain may be one of the 108 heroes of the famous Chinese martial-arts novel Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden).
Keisai Eisen ga
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