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First Archery of the New Year (Yumi hajime), from the album Saishiki mitsu no asa (Colors of the Triple Dawn)

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MFA impressions: 11.13954 (full color), 11.30159 (key block); intact album: 34.395

Signed

this sheet unsigned; Gakô Torii Kiyonaga on final page 画工 鳥居清長

Marks

Collector's seal (unidentified)

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, 1787 (Tenmei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #I-136-3

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.7 x 38.8 cm (10 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13954

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints