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No. 27, Tamagiku, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans (Meigi sanjûroku kasen)

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玉ぎくの話 おのれ さるころ 友人なる 梅屋のあるじ 栄中子が ひざうの こぶ川玉ぎくの まくら てふもの ひめおかるる うつはの ふたに かの太夫が ふでのすさびに おのが 身の うきを まくらに よばへたる 枕の ちり てふ かんなぶみの すゑにものし たる よみうたを いと おこながら 前々 筆に かいつけはべりしことあり しを ふと おもひ出て 左にしるす  ちりはらふ まくらにさへも  おもなしや 夜ごと  ことなる 夢むすぶ身は  三亭春馬 記

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 応需豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Chicken 1 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印: 酉正改 彫師: なし

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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42780

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints