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from the series Playing on the Festival Day (Monbi no asobi)

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Seijûrô Onatsu (story in Kôshoku gonin onna) Bishamonten


Ippitsuan Eisen ga 一筆庵英泉画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #162 (full color)


Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 24.5 cm (14 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (ai-e); color on paper