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One Hundred Tortoises

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文政甲甲九年椿年 世之画亀者隆背尖首曵尾頓足… 文政乙酉秒冬文晁

Marks

大寿 未文重部 亀甲印 無式 朱文瓢印

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, 1824

Accession Number

11.8163

Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

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