Signed "Five generations from Sesshu, Hasegawa Hogen Tohaku, 68 years old, brush of Hasegawa Tohaku"
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:  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
Ryûko zu byôbu
Japanese, Momoyama period, dated 1606
- Hasegawa Tôhaku, Japanese, 1539–1610
Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 7, pg. 131: no. 92 (1)
154.2 x 340 cm (60 11/16 x 133 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
One from a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink on paper