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Woman of Ôhara with Firewood Bundle and Kite

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MFA impressions: 11.25210, 17.1450, RES.53.134 Poem translated in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 273.


Hokusai ga 北斎画


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, Meiji era?,

Catalogue Raisonné

Egoyomi et surimono (Werner Schindler Bienne Coll. Cat., 1983), cat. no. 56 (original version?); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 275


Shikishiban; 21.4 x 18.7 cm (8 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper