Yoshida Station: Women Washing and Applying Makeup
道化東海道シリーズヵ 「吉田」 化粧する三人の女
Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828)
Vertical chûban; 23.2 x 17.4 cm (9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri with usuzumi); ink on paper
Not On View
Possibly from a humorous Tokaido series. The small inset with the name of the station shows a woman like those in the main scene standing outside an inn, soliciting a customer.
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