Tamakazura: The Diver Taking the Jewel (Tamatori ama), from the series Genji Clouds Matched with Ukiyo-e Pictures (Genji kumo ukiyo-e awase)
「源氏雲浮世画合（げんじくもうきよゑあハせ） 玉葛 玉取蜑」
Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), p. 82, figs. 4 (block) and 5 (print, reversed); Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #63; Suzuki 1992, #207; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S45.22
Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 22 in the series.
玉の盃底なしとて 色に迷ふが玉のきず 出世をねがふ玉の輿 おくる玉章（たまづさ）たまかづら 玉の家号の玉揃ひ 玉を欺く顔（かんばせ）はあたりまばゆき光にて 龍の腮（あぎと）の玉よりも意（こころ）を得てこ七難けれ
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
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