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The Old Story of the Village of Kerria Roses in Takada (Takada yamabuki no sato, koji), from the series A Compendium of Historical Sites in the Eastern Capital (Tôto kyûseki zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.26385, 11.39595


Hiroshige ga 広重画


Censor's seal: Tanaka


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #5.08, pl. 24; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #47.07


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Medium or Technique

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