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Enjoying the Evening Cool Viewing Fireworks at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku-bashi yûsuzumi hanabi kenbutsu no zu), from the series Newly Published Perspective Pictures (Shinpan uki-e)

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Katsu Shunrô ga 勝春郎画


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, 1780s

Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), I.4A and I.4B; Hokusai ten (1967), print #3; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #8


Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 35.7 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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