Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1735 (Kyôhô 20)
Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #103; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #40 (described but not illustrated)
Horizontal hosoban; 16.5 x 33.8 cm (6 1/2 x 13 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied and stenciled color and metallic powder