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Dance, from the series One Hundred Comic Poems (Fûryû odoke hyakku)

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The series title is written at the upper left of this design.


Hokusai 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1811 (Bunka 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.73.1-3 (this design not shown); Dai Hokusai ten (1993), prints #149-156 (this design not shown); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 224, horizontal koban #17 (this design not listed)


11.5 x 17.1 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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