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No. 3, Lin Zhong (Rinchû), 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) MFA impressions: 11.19858, 2009.4994.0


Shihôhai/ sukure wa ume no/ uguisu mo/ minami ni mukite/ hoshiyautauru Hongosui Atonari Tsuki hi hoshi/ mitsu no ashita ya/ saku ume no/ hana no miyako no/ uguisu no koe Morinoya Nakatsura 四方拝 すくれは梅の 鶯も ミなミにむきて ほしや唱ふる  反故推跡成 月日ほし ミつのあしたや さく梅の  花のミやこの 鶯の声  杜の屋仲貫


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 w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #76; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 10(3); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Mus. cat., 1984), cat. no. 37; Rijksmus. cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #245b


Shikishiban; 21 x 18.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper