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Chinese Figures in a Pavilion Playing Sugoroku

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(signature in margin, torn off of this impression)


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, 1740s

Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 73, fig. 50; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 3; Kobe City Art Mus., Megane-e to Tokaido (1984), #101; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 123


Horizontal ô-ôban; 30.7 x 44.1 cm (12 1/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa