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Woman and Puppy at the Shinmei Shrine, from the series A Collection of Comic Poems for the Instruction of Women (Joshi kyôkun kyôka awase)

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Inscription

「とゞめてもとめたきものは人の女の物見ちやうもんさては小あるき」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: Takano

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 (Tenpô 14)

Dimensions

Vertical oban; 37.3 x 25.1 cm (14 11/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43654

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints