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No. 8 [sic; actually 9], Aoi, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta)

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MFA impressions (all with incorrect number 8): 11.15221, 11.21718, 11.44476, 11.44501 In the impression illustrated in the Kubo catalogue, the incorrect number "8" has been changed to "9."

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches 梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

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, 1857 (Ansei 2), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #42-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.44501

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints