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The Fourth Shogun, Lord Ietsuna of the Gen'yûin (Yodai Gen'yûin-dono Ietsuna kô), from the series Chronological Record of the Rule of the Tokugawas (Tokugawa jiseki nenkan kiji)

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Ietsuna, the 4th Tokugawa shogun, visiting the family mausoleum at Nikkô.


Taiso Yoshitoshi ga; hojo Kôsai Toshimitsu (on right sheet only)


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, Meiji era, about 1874 (Meiji 7)


Vertical ôban triptych

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