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Women Strolling at Takanawa

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Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.14100 (right), 11.14101 (left) MFA impressions: 11.14100-1 (two right sheets only), RES.51.3 (center sheet only)

Signed

Eishi zu (on each sheet) 栄之図

Marks

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

Provenance

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 1797 (Kansei 9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #72; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #333 (complete triptych); Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 184, list no. 280 (complete triptych); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2209-10 (two left sheets)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 50.5 cm (15 3/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14100-1

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints