Kitagawa Utamaro-sei 喜多川歌麿製
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 2006) NOTES:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, About 1789
Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 452
25.6 x 19.0 cm
Medium or Technique
Woodblock printed book; ink on paper