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Theater Signboard Depicting Scenes from the Play Nishikigi sakae komachi e

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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

Ekanban Nishikigi sakae komachi

Japanese, Edo period, 1758 (Hôreki 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-162; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 22; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #131

Dimensions

Overall: 192 x 103.7cm (75 9/16 x 40 13/16in.) Image: 177.6 x 97.2 cm (69 15/16 x 38 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.7529

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Panels