Symbols for Chapters 22 through 24 of The Tale of Genji. Poems by Dondontei Wataru and Yagitei Mitsumori.
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1819 (Bunsei 2)
- Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai, Japanese, 1764?–1820
Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 200
Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.6 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper