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Courtesan of the Itsu?ya in Mikuni, Echizen Province, from the series Comparisons of Representative Customs (Tatoegusa fûzoku awase)

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MFA prints in the series: 11.17807, 11.25488, 11.25489, 11.25490, 50.2314


Kikugawa Eizan hitsu 菊川英山筆


Censor's seals: kiwame, Igaya Kinbei 改印: 極、伊金


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1814 (Bunka 11), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #96


Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 23.5 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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