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Matsu no In'ya: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III (R); Suda Ferry (Suda no watari): Segawa Kikunojô V (C); Kinryûzan Temple (Kinryûzan): Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (L); from the series Fine Views of the Sumida River in Snow (Sumidagawa yuki no shôkei)

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Three sheets of an incomplete hexaptych.


Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, about 1824 (Bunsei 7)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 77.1 cm (14 1/2 x 30 3/8 in.)

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