Left sheet of an incomplete triptych; 11.23050 is the right sheet.
(signature not yet carved)
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
- Artist Katsukawa Shunzan, Japanese, active about 1781–1801
- Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Japanese
Center sheet: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 154
Vertical ôban; 34.1 x 23.3 cm (13 7/16 x 9 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper