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Perspective Picture of a Triptych of the Three Evening Poems, by the Authentic Originator of Color Printing and Perspective Prints (Uki-e sanseki sanpukutsui, benizuri-e narabi ni uki-e kongen shômei)

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Shômei Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu 正名方月堂奥村文角政信正筆


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, about 1742–44

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #64; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #32


Horizontal ô-ôban; 31.3 x 43.8 cm (12 5/16 x 17 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color, nikawa, and brass powder