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(Fuji Tsukuba) Tedama no ganso (The Origin of Bean Bags)


Torii Kiyomitsu ga 鳥居清満画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998) 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, 1762


Overall: 18.2 x 13 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/8 in.); chûbon

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper; hand-colored




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