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Banshoku zukô (Designs for All Artisans)

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artist (front endpaper): Katsushika Taito sensei ga 見返:葛飾戴斗先生画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 14, 2001) 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, prefaces to volumes 1 and 2: 1835 (kinoto hitsuji)

Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 281


Overall: 22.3 x 15.4 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper




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