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Ehon Taikôki (An Illustrated Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

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Signed

Naniwa Hôkyô Gyokuzan gazu 浪華法橋玉山畫圖

Marks

Seals: Gyokuzan, Shôyû (Naotomo) 印章:玉山 尚友

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 2004) 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, 1799

Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 496, col. 2; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 335

Dimensions

Overall: 21.9 x 15.5 cm (8 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.); hanshibon

Accession Number

11.35472.1-72

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Illustrated books