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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

Fuzoku zu oshiebari byobu

Japanese, Edo period, about Kanbun era (1661–73)

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69.3 x 38.9 cm (27 5/16 x 15 5/16 in.)(The 1st and 6th panel) 69.7 x 41.8 cm (27 7/16 x 16 7/16 in.)(The 2nd-5th panel)

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Medium or Technique

One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on paper