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Descending Geese at the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara rakugan), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei)

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MFA impressions: 06.705, 11.14789, 21.6905 Some prints in the series have the mark of publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke, but there is no publisher's mark on this impression. Reprinted from the picture book Ehon Edo Murasaki.


Toyohiro ga 豊広画


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, 1790s

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #304


Horizontal ôban; 26 x 38.5 cm (10 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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