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Nishikawa Ukyo Sukenobu kore o egaku


Artist's seals: Nishikawa shi; Sukenobu kore-o zu (su)


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 Kyôhô era (1716–36)

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-172; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 18; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #80


Image: 32.6 x 545.2 cm (12 13/16 x 214 5/8 in.) Overall: 36.8 x 581.7 cm (14 1/2 x 229 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, and silver on paper