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Mathematics (Sû), from an untitled series of The Six Arts (Rikugei)

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MFA impressions: 11.24959, RES.51.29

Signed

Ryûryûkyo Shinsai

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, early 1800s

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #9

Dimensions

14.5 x 19 cm (5 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.24959

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints