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Camellia of Takano (Takano no sazanka): (Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as) the Nun Shôgetsu, later Oryû no Kata, from 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).

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawadô Hori Take 改印: 戌二改 彫師: 横川堂彫竹

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: January 19, 2005) 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, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42370

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints