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No. 3, Shizunoo, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans (Meigi sanjûroku kasen)

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Inscription

しづの尾 さる茶人のもとへ おくりし文の すへに したためたるをみるに 夕月よ 海すこしみる 木のま哉 という句のこころを 露次にもて 称美ありしとは いと高きこと也 いま つとめての身 茶といふことの わび しければ   わが茶のゆ 露次は     さくらの なかの町  菱亭 栄中 誌

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42791

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints