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The Seaweed Gathering Ritual (Mekari no shinji)

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Poems translated in Mirviss w/ Carpenter 2000, p. 96.

Signed

Ôju Hokkei hitsu 応需北渓筆

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 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #48; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #282

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.8 x 18 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19819

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints