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The Genji Room at Ishiyama Temple (Ishiyama Genji no ma), frontispiece (hattan) from the series Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji (Genji goshû yojô) [pun on The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji gojûyojô)]

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MFA impressions: 11.15521, 11.41038


Ichiyôsai Utagawa Toyokuni hitsu 一陽斎歌川豊国画


Censor's seal: Horse 2 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawa Takejirô 改印: 午二 彫師: 彫工横川竹次郎


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, 1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-01


Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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