Carp in Water
1806 (Bunka 3)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)
10 x 18.1 cm (3 15/16 x 7 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Dated “Year of the Tiger” (Tora no toshi), probably corresponding to 1806.
Artist's seal: Shunman
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection