Text page, from the album Willow Silk (Yanagi no ito)

柳の糸

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9)
Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.6 x 37.6 cm (9 11/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39700.1

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Tsutsumi Tôrin, Suzuki Rinshô, Eishi, Shigemasa, and Hokusai.

The complete book: 2011.1050, 2011.1051

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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