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Husband and Wife (Fûfu), from the series Three Bonds for the Asahi Circle (Asahiren sankô no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.24951, 11.26472 Poems by Bunkodô Umiteru, Bunkaen Urachika, and Fuminoto Masao

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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,

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.1 x 18.6 cm (8 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24951

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints