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Three Beauties Playing Tiger Ken: from right, Omiki of the Odawaraya in Shiba, Okita of the Naniwaya in Asakusa, and Ohisa of the Takashimaya in Ryôgoku (Toraken, Shibaya Odawaraya Miki, Asakusa Naniwaya Kita, Ryôgoku Takashima Hisa)

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Shun'ei ga 春英画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1790s


Horizontal aiban; 23 x 32.7 cm (9 1/16 x 12 7/8 in.)

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