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The Cloth-fulling Jewel River (Tôi no Tamagawa), from an untitled series of Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa)

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Poem by Sagami: Matsukaze no/ oto dani aki wa/ sabishiki ni/ koromo utsu nara/ Tamagawa no sato


Suzuki Harunobu ga


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1768 (Meiwa 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #317; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #435.4, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 140


Vertical chuban; 28.3 x 21 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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