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Emperor Nintoku Visits His Palace in the City of Naniwa (Nintoku tennô Naniwa-to gosho e miyuki no zu)

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MFA impressions: Right sheet only: 11.35957, 11.35958, 11.35959 Complete hexaptych: 11.39448a-f




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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Kamigata #28 (complete hexaptych); Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 22-3 (complete hexaptych); Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 28-9


Vertical ôban hexaptych

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Medium or Technique

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