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Twilight Snow of the Floss-stretching Form, from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)

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Second state, without signature and seal of Kyosen. MFA impressions: 11.19440, 21.4608




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, about 1766 (Meiwa 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #133; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #29; Chiba 2002, #s 76 (first edition, AIC) and 72 (this edition, Hiraki); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #512.8.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 223; Hillier (1970), #34 (with handwritten signature and seal)


Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.7 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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