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The Pine Tree of Success (Shubi no matsu), from the series Famous Places in Edo Matched with Hokku Poems (Edo meisho hokku awase no uchi)

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Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Nidaime Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Nidaime Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 国貞改豊国画 国貞改二代目豊国画 二代目豊国画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

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