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Yu the Great (King Yu of the Xia Dynasty) Fights a Flood Dragon

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Poems translated in McKee 2008, p. 194.


Poem by Shôgekkyo Chiyoen: Ume ga ka no/ U-ô ga na womo/ kaorasete/ kochi fuku haru no/ tatsu ni zo arikeri Poem by Gekkatei: Namikaze wo/ osameshi ume ga/ ka no U-ô/ niohi mo tatsu no/ haru wa kinikeri


Hokkei 北渓


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 late 1820s

Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #96


Shikishiban; 21.1 x 18.3 cm (8 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper