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Parody of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove


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

Yatsushi chikurin Shichikenjin

Mitate chikurin Shichikenjin zu

Japanese, Edo period, about Meiwa era (1764–72) ?

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Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk