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Tsunenobu, from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

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Inscription

「から衣うつ声きけば月きよみまだ寝ぬ人を空にしるかな」

Signed

Yoshitoshi 芳年

Marks

御届明治十九年一月 日

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, Meiji era, 1886 (Meiji 19), January

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.22591

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints