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No. 20, Listening to Crickets at Dôkan Hill (Dôkan-yama mushi-kiki), from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho dôke zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.16950, 11.16951, 11.43589.25, 11.45390.20


Hirokage ga 広景画


Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame No blockcutter's mark


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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 7th month


Vertical ôban; 36 x 23 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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