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
Yanagi bijin zu
Japanese, Edo period, about Kyowa (1801–04) to first half of the Bunka (1804–18) era
KJM2-Ukiyo-290-(1); Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 45
Image: 95.5 x 32.7 cm (37 5/8 x 12 7/8 in.) Overall: 185.2 x 50 cm (72 15/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
One from a set of three hanging scrolls; ink, color, and gold on silk