Young Lady with a Biwa at New Year, from an untitled triptych series of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac
Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably the center sheet of an incomplete triptych, with 11.13647 as the left sheet.
Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke
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