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Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya, from the series Comparison of the Famous Flowers of the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô meika awase)

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Kikugawa Eizan hitsu 菊川英山筆


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, about 1809–13 (Bunka 6–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #422


Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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