Wrapper for the book Shiranui, Ch. 22
「しらぬひ 二十二編」 袋
1856 (Ansei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880)
The book: Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 4 (1990), p. 617 (with dates of volumes 1-57)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.45792.23, 11.45858.9 (different colors)
Front of wrapper, cut out and mounted in album 11.45858.1-.4633.
Author: Ryûkatei Tanekazu (1807-58) 柳下亭種員
Tanekazu saku, Kunisada ga, Ryûkatei juhan
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)
 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