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The Jewel River of Mount Kôya: Sugawara of the Tsuruya, from the series Famous Courtesans for the Six Jewel Rivers (Seirô meikun Mu Tamagawa)

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Katsukawa Shunsen hitsu 勝川春扇筆


Censor's seals: kiwame, Hare 3


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, 1807 (Bunka 4), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #1311


Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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