No. ? from the series Tunes for the Koto (Kinkyoku ura no ?)

琴曲裏ノ?

Japanese
Edo period
about 1801–18 (Kyôwa 1–Bunka 15)
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 128

Dimensions

Kokonotsugiri; 13.9 x 18.5 cm (5 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16893

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shinsai ga
辰斎画

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