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Courtesans Viewing Cherry Blossoms: Kokonoe of the Echizenya, kamuro Akeba and Koisa

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych. 21.4870 is the center sheet of the triptych.


Eishi ga 栄之画


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 8 (1980), Eishi list, #50 (complete triptych); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 154 (complete triptych), list no. 75


Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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