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Text for the Fifth Month (Satsuki no bun), from the series Texts for the Five Festivals (Gosetsu bunshô)

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Kochôen Shunshô ga 胡蝶園春升画

Marks

Censor's seal: Tanaka No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.37449

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints