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The Amusements of Chang E in the Moon Palace, on Show in the Precincts of the Kannon Temple in Asakusa (Gekkyûden Jôga no asobi, Asakusa Kanzeon gokeidai ni te chôgyô)

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Signed

Hokusai aratame Iitsu ga

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

Japanese, Edo period,

Dimensions

33.3 x 48.5 cm (13 1/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37191

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints