No. 3, Sowing Seeds (Tanemaki), from the series Japanese Boys Farming (Nôgyô Yamato warabe)

「農業倭童 三 たねまき」

Japanese
Edo period
Attributed to Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Dimensions

Vertical koban (half aiban); 21.8 x 15.8 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20018

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA prints in the series: 11.20016 (#4), 11.20017 (#9), 11.20018 (#3)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No publisher's mark
版元:なし

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