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The First Boat Ride of the New Year (Fune norizome), from the album Momosaezuri (One Hundred Twitterings)

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From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Shôhô, Tôrin, Unpô, and Shunman.


Shôsado Kubo Shunman ga


Artist's seal: Shunman


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, 1796 (Kansei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 238 (the book: pls. 233-8); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #386


Horizontal ôban; 21.4 x 36.5 cm (8 7/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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