Artist signature: Ikku gasaku.
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
The Bold Cross a Thousand Leagues in a Leap and Reach the Top
Japanese, Edo period, 1790
- Artist Jippensha Ikku, Japanese, 1765–1831
- Author of preface and text Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô), Japanese
Medium or Technique
Woodblock printed book; ink on paper