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Signed

Nihon giga Kaigetsudo kore [o] zu [su]

Marks

seal: Kan'ushi; Giga Ando

Provenance

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

Tachisugata Yujo zu

Japanese, Edo period, about Hôei (1704–11) to Shôtôku (1711–16)

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-067; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #82

Dimensions

Image: 103.9 x 44.2 cm (40 7/8 x 17 3/8 in.) Overall: 121.5 x 61.1 cm (47 13/16 x 24 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.7993

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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