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Colorful Flowering Grasses in the Light of the Full Moon (Monaka no tsuki iro no kusabana)

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Two left sheets of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.43533a-c (complete), 11.45209a-b (two left sheets only)


Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 国貞舎豊国画(年玉印) 香蝶楼豊国画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban diptych; 35.1 x 48 cm (13 13/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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