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Comic One Hundred Turns of the Rosary (Dôke hyakumanben), from the series One Hundred Wildnesses by Kyôsai (Kyôsai hyakkyô)

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.22757VR (11.22757, 11.22758, 11.38601), 11.22759-61, 11.37044a-c, 11.40055a-c, 11.40056 (right sheet only)




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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #117; Clark, Demon of Painting (1993), #75; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #347; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 9 (1981), #202


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Medium or Technique

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