Nos. 16 (above) and 17 (below), from the series A Primer for Children in Comical Pictures (Jitsugokyô kyôga dôgaku)

「実語教 狂画童学」

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.5 x 23.3 cm (14 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36676

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

「十六 君子愛智者 小人愛福人」 君子ハ智者を愛し 小人ハ福人を愛す
「十七 雖入富貴家 為無財人者」 富貴の家に入ると雖も 財無き人の為にハ
 「猶如霜下花」 なほ霜の下の花の如し

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga (on each design)
一勇斎国芳戯画

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: 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