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Procession of Courtesans inside the Main Gate of the Yoshiwara

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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

Yoshiwara monzen

Yoshiwara daimonzennai oiran dôchû zu

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795 (Kansei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-330; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 53

Dimensions

Image: 46 x 69 cm (18 1/8 x 27 3/16 in.) Overall: 147 x 87 cm (57 7/8 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.7869

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and mica on silk

Collections

Asia

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