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Viewing Bush Clover, from the series Current Manners in Eastern Brocade (Fûzoku Azuma no nishiki)

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Diptych: 11.13879 (right), 21.1798 (left)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet) 清長画

Provenance

Prior to 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0590; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #8.19; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (British Museum, 1979), pls. 35-6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 39.3 x 51.7 cm (15 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13879, 21.1798

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints