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Genji Clouds in the Peaks of Mount Kurama (Genji kumo Kurama-ga-take)

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MFA impressions: 11.45189a-c, 11.43492a-c, 11.45195a-c An earlier (1830s) version of the same design: 34.418a-c


Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 香蝶楼豊国画 応需豊国画


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, 1851 (Kaei 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), pp. 122-3


Vertical ôban triptych; 34.6 x 74.7 cm (13 5/8 x 29 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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