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Okashi na zô no hanashi (The Story of the Strange Elephant)

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Signed

Signed by the artist: Takei Takeo 武井武雄

Provenance

Prior to November 2005, 102 of the 113 volumes were purchased by a bookseller from a private collector, Japan; November 2005, purchased by Charles Vilnis, Boston, from the bookseller in Osaka, Japan; Spring 2006, remaining 11 volumes purchased at two shops in Tokyo, Japan; 2007, 113 volumes offered for purchase to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Charles Vilnis.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Shôwa era, July 15, 1973

Catalogue Raisonné

"Takei Takeo: Hanga to kanpon sakuhin-ten," Riccar Museum exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, 1984

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 12.9 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.183

Medium or Technique

Sketch relief, clamshell box

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Illustrated books