MFA impressions: 11.37708, 11.37734, 11.39799 An old man delivering a proposal to the geisha Oiro who was good-natured enough to politely refuse him.
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:  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, Meiji era, 1875 (Meiji 8), February
U. of Tokyo, Nyûsu no tanjô (1999), p. 109, fig. 105
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper