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Courtesans under Cherry Trees in Front of the Daikokuya

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Left sheet of an incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.14408 (left sheet only), 11.14548-50, 21.7668-70 On this sheet, the names of the courtesan and her attendants are: Kasugano of the Ôgiya, kamuro Wakana and Kochô, with Harusono, Harukinu, Harukaze, and Harukusa


Utamaro ga 歌麿画


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, about 1789–90 (Kansei 1–2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #12.1-3, and pls. 96-8


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Medium or Technique

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