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Mother Carrying Child on Her Back, from the series Scenery of Famous Places and Twelve Physiognomies of Beauties (Meisho fûkei, bijin jûnisô)

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MFA impressions: 11.14298, 11.39397 Series title, on scroll at upper left, cut off of this impression.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

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, about 1803 (Kyôwa 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #585.10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39397

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints