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Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp, from the series Grateful Thanks for Answered Prayers: Waterfall-striped Fabrics (Daigan jôju arigatakijima)

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MFA impressions: 11.28891, 11.36343

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #126; Suzuki 1992, #251; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3008; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #111

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36343

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints