Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 79 (complete triptych); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1649 (left sheet)
Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper