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Geisha at Night under Plum Blossoms

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Diptych: 11.26691 (left), 11.26692 (right)


Keisai Eisen ga (on right sheet), Ippitsuan Eisen ga (on left sheet) 渓斎英泉画 一筆庵英泉画


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, late 1820s

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #215 (complete diptych); Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #290 (L only)


Shikishiban diptych; 20.8 x 36.7 cm (8 3/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper