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Wrapper for the book Ehon Sumidagawa ryôgan ichiran (Pictures of Both Banks of the Sumida River), complete in three volumes

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Signed

Saki no Hokusai Taito hitsu 前北斎戴斗筆

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, about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 38.2 cm (10 3/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20405

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints