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Viewing Cherry Blossoms, from the series Pictorial Gathering of Remarkable Women of the Floating World, Series Two (Ukiyo meijo zue nihen)

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Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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 1822 (Bunsei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 26.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42350

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints