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Hua Rong, the Little Li Guang (Shôrikô Kaei), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden hyakuhachinin no uchi)

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Originally published in 1829 in the book Portraits of Heroes of the Suikoden (Suikoden gazôshû); for the complete book, see 1997.565.1-2 .




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, 1853

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Medium or Technique

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