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Saint Furuna Says Cold Weather Is Bad (Furuna Sonja), from the series Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit (Myô densu jûroku rikan)

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Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga 一勇斎国芳戯画

Marks

Censor's seal: Murata Artist's seal: kiri

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, about 1845 (Kôka 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #16; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #103

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36313

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints