Japanese Nobleman Watching Chinese Woman at Embroidery Table

唐美人の刺繍を眺める日本の官人

Japanese
Edo period
1806 (Bunka 3)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Dimensions

10.2 x 13.8 cm (4 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20082

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Dated New Year of the Tiger (Tora hatsuharu).

Inscription

Poem

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