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Miyuki, from the series Genji in Modern Guise (Yatsushi Genji)

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Based on a design by Harunobu.

Signed

Shomô ni yotte kozu o motte, Koryûsai kore o mosha su (In accordance with your wishes, Koryûsai has taken an old picture and copied it) 依取望以古図 湖龍斎模写之

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 1770–72 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 91, fig. 59 (this impression); Hockley 2003, p. 198, #C-1-29

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.5 x 19 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19547

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints