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Children at Play: Beating the Ground with Sweet-flag Paddles (Kodomo asobi shôbu uchi no zu)

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MFA impressions: 11.34998.31a-b, 11.45471a-b From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.

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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: September 29, 2004) 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–Meiji era, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.34998.31a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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Prints