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The New Waterfall at Saga Enjoyed by Genji (Genji-gonomi Saga no shin taki)

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MFA impressions: 11.38763a-c (pub. Enshûya), 11.38988a-c (pub. Hirookaya)


Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 国貞画


Censor's seal: Hare 6 aratame Blockcutter's marks: Hori Kata Chô, Horikô Kata Chô, Horikô Fukagawa Chô


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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list G413 (no photo; pub. Yamamotoya Heikichi)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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