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Imayô kushi kiseru hunagata (Modern Designs for Combs and Pipes)


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

Kushi kiseru hunagata

Japanese, Edo period, 1823

  • Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849
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Catalogue Raisonné

Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 213



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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper




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