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Poem by Miki-jo, from the series A Refreshing Collection of Poems by Beauties (Bijin sôku shû)

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Inscription

「美き女 舟涼しあせの行るを竿のつゆ」

Signed

Konomi ni makase Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu 任好七十八歳豊国筆

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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban 36.9 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43630

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints