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Hanazuma of tne Ôgiya, kamuro Nioi and Kaoru, from the series Female Poetic Immortals in the Modern Style, a Set of Thirty-six (Imayô onna kasen, sanjûrokuban tsuzuki)

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Shikimaro ga 式麿画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Maruya Bun'emon 改印: 極、丸文


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, 1813 (Bunka 10), 3rd month


Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.5 cm (15 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

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