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Isoyama of the Chôjiya, kamuro Kichiji and Takiji, from the series New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves (Wakana hatsu moyô)

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MFA impressions: 11.14036, 11.41501


Eishi zu 栄之図


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: January 19, 2005) 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 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), list no. 261; the series: Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #43 (this design not listed)


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Medium or Technique

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