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The Colossal Statue of a Bronze Man on the Island of Rhodes (Rottesu kaitô dôjin kyozô), from the series Newly printed Dutch Perspective Pictures (Shinpan Oranda uki-e)

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Signed

Kuninaga ga 国長画

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

Kobe City Art Mus., Megane-e to Tokaido (1984), #110

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.9 x 37.4 cm (9 13/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14993

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints