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Concert of Three Instruments (Sankyoku yûen no zu), from the series Genji in Modern Style (Imayô Genji)

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Triptych: 11.21398 (right), 11.21399 (left), 11.21400 (center) MFA impressions: 11.21398-400 (complete triptych), 11.45409a-b (two left sheets, without background, creped)


Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Monkey 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark


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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list G055 (no photo)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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