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Wrapper for the book Usu omokage maboroshi nikki, Part 7

「うす俤まほろしにつき 第七編」 袋

Edo period
1858–68 (Ansei 5–Keiô 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 368

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Front of wrapper, cut out and mounted in album 11.45858.1-.46
According to Kokusho sômokuroku, published in 21 parts of 4 volumes each.
Author: Tamenaga Shunsui II (=Somezaki Nobufusa, 1818-86) 為永春水(二代目)、染崎延房


Shunsui saku, Kunisada 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