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Wrapper for the book Kanayomi Hakkenden, Ch. 18

「仮名読八犬伝 十八編」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Chôjiya Heibei (Bunkeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 2 (1989), p. 201 (with dates of volumes)

Accession Number

11.45858.28

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.45858.28, 11.45859.19
Front of wrapper, cut out and mounted in album 11.45858.1-.46
Author of Parts 17-27: Hôshôan Kindô (or Kyokutei Kindô; the pen name of Bakin’s daughter-in-law Omichi)
 鳳簫庵琴童(曲亭琴童)

Signed

Kyokutei Kindô saku, Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
曲亭琴童作、一勇斎国芳画

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