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Wrapper for the book Kanayomi Hakkenden, Ch. 18

「仮名読八犬伝 十八編」 袋

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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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)


Kyokutei Kindô saku, Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga


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)

[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