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Procession of Students Offering a Votive Tablet to a Shrine under a Wisteria Trellis

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Far left sheet of incomplete pentaptych. MFA impressions: 11.14764 (sheet 4, from right, of pentaptych), 11.14776 (sheet 5), 11.14774 (sheet 3), 11.14775 (sheet 2), 11.25066 (sheet 5)


Shunchô ga 春潮画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1780s (Tenmei era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 134 (complete); HIllier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #507 (four sheets); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1736 (three sheets, 1735-7)


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Medium or Technique

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