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Party on the Pleasure Boat Kawaichimaru

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Pentaptych, left to right: 11.14055, 11.14160, 11.14161, 11.14162, 11.14163 MFA impressions: 00.9a-e (four sheets only), 11.14055VR (11.14055, 11.14160-3), 21.7443-6 (four sheets only)


Eishi zu (on each sheet) 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: 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 1796–97 (Kansei 8–9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #96 (complete pentaptych); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 220 (complete pentaptych), list no. 277


Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.9 x 128.7 cm (15 5/16 x 50 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14055, 11.14160-14163

Medium or Technique

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