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Portrait of Ichiyôsai Toyokuni [Kunisada I], Age 78 (Nanajûhachi-ô Ichiyôsai Toyokuni shôzô), title page of the series Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tôsei mitate sanjûroku kasen)

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The series: 36 sheets (11.42370-11.42405) plus title page (11.26606).


Ichiôsai Kunichika shinsha, in toshidama cartouche 一鶯斎国周真写(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #99


Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.1 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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