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Kotoma of the Akashiya in The Warbler in the Plum Tree (Ôshukubai), from the series Costume Parade of the Kita-Shinchi Quarter in Osaka (Ôsaka Kita-Shinchi nerimono)

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MFA impressions: 06.824.3, 11.38817

Signed

Ryûsai Shigeharu ga 柳斎重春画

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, 1837 (Tenpô 8), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Schwaab 1989, #269

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26.2 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38817

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints