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
San bijin zu
Japanese, Edo period, about latter half of the Bunka era (1804–18)
- Kitagawa Utamaro II, Japanese, ?–1831?
Image: 103.5 x 32.1 cm (40 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Triptych of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk