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Yuki no sanshô (In Praise of Snow)

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Signed by the artist: T.Takei T. Takei (roman letters)


Prior to November 2005, 102 of the 113 volumes were purchased by a bookseller from a private collector, Japan; November 2005, purchased by Charles Vilnis, Boston, from the bookseller in Osaka, Japan; Spring 2006, remaining 11 volumes purchased at two shops in Tokyo, Japan; 2007, 113 volumes offered for purchase to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Charles Vilnis.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Shôwa era, October 9, 1958

Catalogue Raisonné

"Takei Takeo: Hanga to kanpon sakuhin-ten," Riccar Museum exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, 1984


Overall: 14.6 x 11.8 cm (5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

"Tandem print", clamshell box




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