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No. 32, Mayuzumi, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans (Meigi sanjûroku kasen)

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MFA impressions: 11.42799, 11.45310

Inscription

黛 なゐ の ために なんぎせし人々へ つちなべを あまた ほどこしに いだせしは けいせいに いと まれなり とて その名 四方にたかし ある 時の句に   わがつみを      ゆるさせたまへ 寒念仏  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 12 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), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42799

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints