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Enjoying the Evening Cool at Nakazu (Nakazu yûsuzumi)

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Shiba Kôkan ga 司馬江漢画


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, about 1784 (Tenmei 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #616; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #54; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 599; Hosono, Nagasaki Prints (English trans. 1978), pl. 56


Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 38.4 cm (10 11/16 x 15 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper, with hand-applied color