Women Imitating the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

女見立竹林七賢人

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Right sheet of diptych: Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #196

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 26.2 cm (15 5/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14758

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

Signed

Shunchô ga
春潮画

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