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Pregnant Boy, from the series One Hundred Comic Poems (Fûryû odoke hyakku)

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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 1811 (Bunka 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Hokusai ten (1993), print #149; Nagoya City Mus., Hokusai (1991), #35; Dai Hokusai ten (1993), print #149; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 224, horizontal koban #17.3; the series: Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.73.1-3 (this design not shown)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper