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The Story of Minamoto Yoshitsune and Jôruri-hime (Genji jûnidan no zu), from the series Perspective Pictures (Uki-e)

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Katsu Shunrô ga


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, late 1780s

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #14; Calza, Hokusai (2003), I.6; Hokusai: Bridging East and West (1998), #22; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, horizontal ôban #2; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3677


Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 39.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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