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Large Perspective Picture of the Kabuki Theater District in Sakai-chô and Fukiya-chô

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The original title, signature, and publisher's mark were presumably in the margin but have been cut off of both known impressions; a descriptive title has been assigned.




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, about 1745 (Enkyô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 219, #73; Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #11; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #66; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 9; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 121


Horizontal double ôban; 43.8 x 64.5 cm (17 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color