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The Seventh Month (Fumizuki), from the series Fashionable Twelve Months of Precious Children (Fûryû kodakara jûni tsuki)

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Formerly attributed to Utamaro, but other designs in the series are signed by Eizan. MFA prints in the series: 11.14336, 11.17768, 11.17769, 11.17770, 11.17775


(signature cut off of this impression, probably deliberately, in order to attribute the print falsely to Utamaro)


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 1806–08 (Bunka 3–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #36; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 32


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 22.3 cm (14 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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