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The Honjo Hyapppongui District on the Sumida River

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Center sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.22114 (key block), 21.5940 (full color)


Shunchô ga 春潮画


Artist's seal: Chûrin


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, 1780s–90s (Tenmei to Kansei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 8, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (1990), pl. 111 (two left sheets of triptych)


Vertical ôban; 32.2 x 25.4 cm (12 11/16 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper