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Suruga-chô, from the series The Dutch Picture Lens: Eight Views of Edo (Oranda gakyô, Edo hakkei)

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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, about 1802

Catalogue Raisonné

Kôbe Mus., Western Blue/Seiyô no ai (2007), #90; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #92 (this impression); Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.23.1-9; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 226, horizontal koban #1.8


Horizontal koban

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Medium or Technique

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