On the final sheet in the series: Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu
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, about 1705–6 (Hôei 2–3)
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1808; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #56; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 120, #12; Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #B-11
Horizontal ôban; 26.1 x 36.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. )
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper