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Crossing a Bridge, from the album Men's Stamping Dance (Otoko dôka)

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MFA impressions: 06.809, 11.39638 From an album of 16 leaves, a kyôka anthology with six illustrations by Tôrin, Utamaro, Shigemasa, Ekishi, Eishi, and Hokusai. The complete book: 2011.794


Hokusai Sôri ga


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, 1798 (Kansei 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1989), list no. 73, pl. 18; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 157; the book: Asano and Clark 1995, #481 (this design described, but no photo)


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Medium or Technique

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