Woman and Children Gathering Abalone into a Basket

鰒取の美人と子供 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1810s design
After Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820), Falsely attributed to Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #144; the original: Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 403 (by Shunman, with different poems and series title)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.1 x 17.8 cm (8 5/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.25446

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B or Group C copy of original by Shunman from the series Tosa Nikki.

Signed

False signature: Shinsai

辰斎

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