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Wrapper for the book Shiranui monogatari, Ch. 33

「白縫譚 三十三編」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1)
Artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), For Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880)


Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 4 (1990), p. 617 (with dates of volumes)

Accession Number

11.45858.16

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.45792.3, 11.45858.16 (different colors)
Front of wrapper, cut out and mounted in album 11.45858.1-.46
Author (posthumous): Ryûkatei Tanekazu (1807-58) 柳下亭種員
Edited by: Ryûtei Tanehiko II (=Ryûtei Senka I, 1804-68) 柳亭種彦(二代目)、笠亭仙果(初代)

Signed

Tanekazu saku, Kunisada ga
種員作、国貞画

Markings

Artist's seal: Gengyo

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