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Lotteries for Shrines and Temples (Jinja bukkaku no ichi no tomi), from the series Modern Specialties and Dyed Fabrics (Tôsei meibutsu kanoko)

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MFA impressions: 11.22531 (Yamaguchiya edition), 11.22948 (Ômiya edition)

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga 渓斎英泉画

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #175-177; Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #92

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.22948

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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