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Ochanomizu, from the series Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meishô zue)

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MFA impressions: 11.16828, 21.10163


Hiroshige ga 広重画


Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane 改印: 酉十改 彫師: 彫長


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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month


Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.1 cm (14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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