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A Party on the Pleasure Boat Yoshinomaru

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Pentaptych, left to right: 11.14164, 11.14165, 11.14166, 11.14167, 11.14168 MFA impressions: 06.689 (left sheet only), 06.690 (center left sheet only), 11.14022 (center right sheet only), 11.14164-8 (complete pentaptych), 21.7447-50 (four sheets only, right sheet missing), 21.7586-90 (complete...

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Eishi ga 栄之画


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, about 1790 (Kansei 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #6; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 184; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #98; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 218, list no. 88


Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36.9 x 26 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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