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Twilight Snow on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of Edo in Triptychs (Edo hakkei no uchi, sanmaitsuzuki)

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Left sheet of triptych, with 11.18017-8. No VR because of differences in condition; this sheet is slightly faded and has signature and publisher's mark (Izumiya Ichibei) trimmed off. MFA impressions: 11.13567VR (11.13567, 11.26903, 11.26904; complete triptych), 11.18017-8 (right and center sheets),...

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Signed

(Shunsen ga, on right sheet only) 春扇画

Marks

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsumuraya Saburobei 改印: 極、津三

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1813 (Bunka 9), 1st or 11th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.26902

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints