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Benten Shrine at Shinobazu (Shinobazu Benten no zu), from the series Eight Views of Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho hakkei)

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(Kikugawa Eizan hitsu, at left edge, cut off of this impression) (菊川英山筆)


(Censor's seal: kiwame, at left edge, cut off of this impression) (改印: 極)


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #253


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 22.5 cm (14 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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