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Meng Zong (Mô Sô), from the series The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China (Morokoshi nijûshi kô)

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No. 14 in the series.

Signed

Unsigned

Marks

Collector's seal: Kyôsai nushi

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Kawanabe Kyôsai; 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 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S60.2

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24 x 16.3 cm (9 7/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30109

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints