Utagawa Kuniyoshi


Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety for Children: Meng Zong
(Nijushi-ko doji kagami: Moso)

titled at upper right, Nijushi-ko doji kagami, print title at the upper left, Moso, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, followed by the publisher's seal with his address, Wakasaya, Shiba shinmeimae (Wakasaya Yoichi), ca. 1844-46

oban yoko-e 10 1/8 by 14 5/8 in., 25.6 by 37 cm

The print depicts the story of Meng Zong (in Japanese, Moso), walking in the snow, wearing a mino (a straw hat and coat) with a kuwa (hoe) in hand to look for bamboo shoots in the mountains to give to his mother.

Museum of Fine Arts, The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1968, p. 87, no. 69
The British Museum (research.britishmuseum.org), museum number. 2008,3037.16902
(inv. no. 10-5178)

price: $6,500


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