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Cherry Blossoms at Genji's Rokujô Mansion (Genjin Rokujô no hana)

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Triptych: 11.15169 (center), 11.15178 (left), 11.15233 (right) MFA impressions: 00.761 (left sheet only), 11.15169VR (11.15169, 11.15178, 11.15233), 11.43490a-c, 11.45114a-c, 11.45367 (right sheet only)


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet); Hanmoto no ôkô ni tsuki monjin Kunitsuna hojo (With the help of his pupil Kunitsuna, in accordance with the wishes of the publisher; on left sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 12th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 76.4 cm (14 1/2 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15169, 11.15178, 11.15233

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper