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The Morita Theater, from the series Pictures of Prosperity in the Eastern Capital (Tôto han'ei no zu)

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Triptych: 11.27067 (center), 11.27068 (left), 11.27069 (right)


Hiroshige ga (on right and left sheets) 広重画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1854 (Ansei 1), 3rd month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Tanba 1965, #51; series: Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #074 (this print not listed)


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74 cm (14 5/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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