Woman with a Portable Lamp, from the series Three Fashionable Beauties in Summer (Fûryû bijin sanpuku natsu)

「風流美人三伏夏」 ぼんぼり

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 6th month
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #238.2 and cat. no. 108

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.2 cm (14 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17822

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kikukawa Eizan hitsu
菊川英山筆

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Yamaguchiya Tôbei
改印:極、山口

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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