Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1797-1861

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.

References:
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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