Rebuses of Fish, Part 2 (Sakana no hanjimono, chû)

「さかなのはんじもの 中」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunimori II (Japanese, active about 1840–60), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #184

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36787

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunimori giga
国盛戯画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、吉村
彫師: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: 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