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Diptych: 30.46 (right), 30.47 (left) Formerly the property of Edgar Degas. This is the second state, with a slight change in the figure of the standing woman on the right sheet, to make her pose more modest. An impression of the first state is in the Musee Guimet, Paris. A recently...

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Given by Tadamasa Hayashi (b. 1853 - d. 1906), Paris to Edgar Degas (b. 1834 - d. 1917), Paris; November 6-7, 1918, Degas print collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 324, sold for 3,500 francs to Henri Vever; 1927, sold by Vever to Yamanaka and Co., New York; 1930, by exchange from Yamanaka to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, by exchange

Japanese, Edo period, about 1787 (Tenmei 7)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0844; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #41, and pls. 146-7; Ukiyo-e shûka 12 (1980), pls. 128-9 (Guimet); Chiba 2007, pl. 125 (Kawasaki Isago no Sato Mus.)


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.7 x 52 cm (15 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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