Right sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.14091 (R sheet only; key block), 11.14152-4 (complete triptych, color)
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1790–92 (Kansei 2–4)
Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #I-5 (complete); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #53; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 157 (complete), list no. 81; Ukiyo-e taikei 6 (1975), #165-7; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2208 (C sheet only)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper