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Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji rakugan), from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)

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Kiyonaga ga 清長画

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, about 1778 (An'ei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0118; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #186.1, and pl. 78

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26 x 19.4 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19352

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints