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Chrysanthemums, from the series Contest of [Modern] Flowers ([Jisei] hana kurabe)

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Inscription

Poem 「飼猫につけたる鈴も少女子のものいふ花や守るなからん 寉室須美子」

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画

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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 23.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40917

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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