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Umegawa and Chûbei, from the series Collection of Jôruri Recitations in the Tokiwazu and Tomimoto Styles (Tokiwazu Tomimoto jôruri zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 06.1490, 11.21262, 21.6550


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #767; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #679.1, and pl. 222; Ukiyo-e taikei 5 (1975), #258; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 231.1.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #313


Hashira-e; 59.9 x 10.6 cm (23 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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