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Imaginary Version of the Yoshino River Scene in the Play Imoseyama

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Triptych: 11.14750 (right), 11.14765 (left), 11.14766 (center) MFA impressions: 11.14750VR (complete triptych: 11.14750, 11.14765, 11.14766), 11.14751 (right sheet), 21.5944 (left sheet)


Shunchô ga (on each sheet) 春潮画


Artist's seal: Chûrin


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, late 1780s

Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, Age of Utamaro (1979), #38; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1709 (R sheet only)


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.14750, 11.14765, 11.14766

Medium or Technique

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