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No. 2, Qin Ming (Shinmei), from the series Five Tiger Generals of the Suikoden (Suikoden goko shôgun)

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Pentaptych: 11.19856 (right), 11.19857 (center right), 11.19858 (center), 11.19859 (left), 11.20477 (center left)


Gakutei Sadaoka hitsu


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 1828 (Bunsei 11)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 10(2); Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #271 (2nd state);Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #62 (2nd state)


Shikishiban; 21 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper