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Onna bunshô shikishi kagami

女文章四季詞鑑

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820), Publisher Nishinomiya Shinroku (Japanese)


Dimensions

26.3 x 17.9 cm

Accession Number

2009.3799

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Bigelow to the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession Date: July 21, 2009)

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.
[2] The library ledger lists this object as a gift from William Sturgis Bigelow on April 26, 1917.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection