Husband and Wife (Fûfu), from the series Three Bonds for the Asahi Circle (Asahiren sankô no uchi)

「朝日連三綱之内 夫婦」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830s
Attributed to Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 230

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26472

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.24951, 11.26472

Poems by Bunkodô Umiteru, Bunkaen Urachika, and Fuminoto Masao

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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