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Akoya Instructing Hitomaru at Gojôzaka (Gojôzaka Akoya Hitomaru kyôyu no zu): The Courtesan (Yûkun) Akoya (R) and Kagekiyo's Daughter (Musume) Hitomaru (L)

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Diptych: 11.15721 (right sheet, signed Kunisada), 11.17931 (left sheet, signed Eisen)


Hanmoto no ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Ôju Keisai Eisen ga (on left sheet) 梓元の応需 国貞改二代豊国画 応需 渓斎英泉画


廉吉彫刻 渡


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1844–47 (Tenpô 15–Kôka 4)


Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 51.3 cm (14 7/8 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15721, 11.17931

Medium or Technique

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