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A Parody of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Pelasure Quarters (Seirô mitate [Shichifukujin])

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych. 11.24979 is the right sheet.


Kunisada ga


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 1810s (late Bunka era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Tanida Yûshi, "Seirô mitate...," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 145 (2003), pp. 76-7 and color pl. (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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