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Erotic Contest of Flowers

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Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyonobu zu

Marks

seal: Kiyonobu

Provenance

1909 Purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow from an unknown Japanese collection and given to the MFA.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Scenes of Lovemaking

Japanese, Edo period, Hôei era (1704–11)

Catalogue Raisonné

104; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 6; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #22

Dimensions

Overall: 39 x 536.9 cm (15 3/8 x 211 3/8 in.) Image: 34.8 x 507.8 cm (13 11/16 x 199 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.09.234

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

Collections

Asia

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