Right Team, Round Two: The Sword Little Crow (Migi niban, Kogarasumaru), from the series Contest of Treasures (Takara awase) (key block only, without inscriptions)

宝合 右二番 小烏丸 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s


Catalogue Raisonné

The complete print: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #117

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 22 x 24.3 cm (8 11/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25466

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20606 (full color), 11.25466 (key block, without poems)

Probably a late impression from a surviving block.

Signed

Aoigaoka Hokkei
葵岡北渓

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