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Album of Courtesans: Dated colophon

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artist (colophon): Wagako Torii Shôhei Kiyonobu zu 奥付け:和画工 鳥居庄兵衛清信図

Marks

seal: Kiyonobu 印章:清信

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

Japanese, Edo period, colophon: 1700 (Genroku 13)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #25

Dimensions

27.0 x 18.0 cm (each image)

Accession Number

11.30250

Medium or Technique

One of twenty-one woodblock prints mounted separately in an album; ink on paper; hand-colored

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Illustrated books