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The Lady-in-waiting and the Portable Lamp (Yoakari no tsubone banashi), from the series One Hundred Titillating Stories (Hyaku iro banashi)

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A series based on stories by Mantei Ôga (1818-1890). No publisher's mark.


Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需 豊国画


Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fuku 村松、福


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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 25.1 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

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