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The Sixth Month (Rokugatsu no tei), from an untitled series of Customs of the Pleasure Quarters in the Twelve Months

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The signature, publisher, and date appear on the last print in the series, 11.13377.


On the final sheet in the series: Yamato Eshi Okumura Masanobu zu


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, 1706 (Hôei 3), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #42 (this design not illustrated)


Horizontal ôban; 26.2 x 36.8 cm (10 5/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper