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Lady in a Court Carriage Viewing Cherry Blossoms

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Triptych: 11.14061 (left), 11.14113 (center), 11.14114 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14061VR (11.14061, 11.14113, 11.14114), 21.4902-4


Eishi zu (on each sheet) 栄之図


Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 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: 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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1796 (Kansei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #55; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 183, list no. 257 (left sheet only)


Vertical ôban triptych; 39.8 x 76.5 cm (15 11/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14061, 11.14113, 11.14114

Medium or Technique

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