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A Figure of a Lion Holding a Love Letter (in stone-rubbing style) and a Vision of a Courtesan and Kamuro (in color)

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Signed

Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu

Marks

Artist's seal: Shige

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 1740–50

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 142

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.8 x 13.9 cm (11 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.30151

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints