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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

Jinbutsu giga

Japanese, Edo period, early Tenpô era (1830–44)

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-398

Dimensions

Image: 24.3 x 800 cm (9 9/16 x 314 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.9252

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink on paper

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Asia

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