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Nanamachi of the Shin-Kanaya, from an untitled series known as Folded Love Letters

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MFA impressions: 11.18510, 21.4742, 21.4761

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga 一筆齊文調画

Marks

Artist's seal: Mori uji

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 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #316.4; the series: Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 11 (this design mentioned but not illustrated); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #67 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.8 x 14.4 cm (12 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18510

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints