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Calligraphy, No. 3 from the series The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga)

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Torisomuru fudenienyû mononareba fumikonomukino utayakakunan Tôroan Shôsai Karagunino mmojinohajimeka ôedoni yoriamariaru harunoshimenawa Seigadai Jyôhô Sasakanino itomomedetaki harunofumi chirashikakinaru himeujinokuni Shichijûshiou Sô Sonchiku とりそむる 筆にえん有 ものなれハ ふミ好む木の うたや書なん  桃露あん松歳 から国の 文字のはしめか 大江戸に よりあまりある 春のしめ縄  青峨台乗方 さゝかにの いともめてたき 春のふミ さらしかきなる 姫氏の国  七十四翁 窓村竹

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Harunobu

Marks

Printer's seal: Nobukane

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, late 1810s

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #62

Dimensions

21.1 x 28.3 cm (8 5/16 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20500

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints