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Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.14066 is the left sheet. MFA impressions: 11.14066 (left sheet), 11.14067 (right sheet), 21.4862-4 (complete triptych)


Eishi ga 栄之画


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 183 (C & L only); Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #87; Ukiyo-e shûka 6 (AIC 3, 1978), figs. 45-7


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Medium or Technique

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