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By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (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

Keikan yûhi zu

Japanese, Meiji era, about 1885–86

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Modern-002, Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), fig. 8, photo p. 20


Image: 93.2 x 165.7 cm (36 11/16 x 65 1/4 in.) Overall: 248 x 206.6 cm (97 5/8 x 81 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper