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The Boys' Festival: Seyama of the Matsubaya, kamuro Iroka and Yukari, from an untitled series of Five Festivals (Go sekku)

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Signed

Shunchô ga 春潮画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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: 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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 4 (1975), #249; another print in the series (New Year): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1727

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 24.5 cm (15 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20209

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints