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Wrapper for the book Atsugeshô mannen shimada, Ch. 4

「あつ化粧まん年しまた 四へん」 袋

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880)


Accession Number

11.45858.34

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Front of wrapper, cut out and mounted in album 11.45858.1-.46
Author: Tamenaga Shunsui II (=Somezaki Nobufusa, 1818-86) 為永春水(二代目)、染崎延房

Signed

Shunsui cho, Kunisada ga
春水著、国貞画

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