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Tatsunomiyako shikoku uwasa (The Palace of the Dragon King and Rumors of Four Nations)

Marks

Red collector's stamp in hiragana: "Bigerô" (Bigelow)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Shikoku uwasa

Japanese, Edo period, 1770s

Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 5 (1990), p. 555, col. 1

Accession Number

1997.307

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Illustrated books