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The Ide Jewel River (Ide no Tamagawa): Karauta of the Chôjiya, kamuro Tsumaki and Utagi, from the series Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa uchi)

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Kikugawa Eizan hitsu 菊川英山筆


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, about 1809–13 (Bunka 6–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print from the series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #186


Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26.9 cm (15 7/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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