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The Kegon Falls, One of the Three Waterfalls (Kegon no taki, santaki no sono ikkei), from the series Famous Scenic Spots in the Mountains of Nikkô (Nikkôsan meisho no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.23155, 11.41529

Signed

Keisai Eisen sha 渓斎英泉写

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)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #104; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2473

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41529

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints