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The First Month (Shôgatsu), from the series Fashionable Twelve Months (Fûryû jûni tsuki)

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Ishikawa Toyomasa ga 石川豊雅画

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, 1770s

Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Mus., Nishiki-e no tanjo (1996), #4-58; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 46; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 293, #1

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.8 x 19.6 cm (10 9/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19779

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints