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Courtesan as Hotei, from the series Seven Women as the Gods of Good Fortune for the Hanagasa Circle (Hanagasa-ren Shichifukujin)

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Poems by Katanoue Koreneba, Yamato Watamori, Fujinoya Hanabusa, and Dondontei.


Shuntei ga 春亭画


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, Edo period, about 1825 (Bunsei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), no. 262; another print in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #263


Shikishiban; 20.2 x 18.2 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper