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Floating World Genji on an Excursion to Watch Fishing (Ukiyo Genji isari yûran no zu)

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Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet) 七十九歳 豊国筆(年玉印)


Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark Artist's seal: toshidama 子二改


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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G289, pl. 164


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 74.1 cm (14 3/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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