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Ehon Taikôki (An Illustrated Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi)

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Naniwa Hôkyô Gyokuzan gazu 浪華法橋玉山畫圖


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


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.

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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper




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