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Portrait of Genji Enjoying the Evening Cool (Genji sugata suzumi no zu)

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MFA impressions: 00.1963.7a-c (creped, mounted in album), 11.38839a-c (creped)


Kunisada hitsu (on right sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on center and left sheets) 国貞筆 梅蝶楼国貞筆


Censor's seal: Ox 5 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino 改印: 彫師: 彫巳の


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, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th month


Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.8 x 46.9 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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