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Scenes Along the Yangtze River

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Signed "The brush of Toban Bunkai Hogen of Unkoku, 6th descendant of Sesshu."


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

Japanese, Edo period, 17th–18th century


Image: 33.6 x 1071.1 cm (13 1/4 x 421 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink and color on paper