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Rain on the Morning After in the Yoshiwara, a Triptych (Seirô kinuginu ame, sanmai tsuzuki)

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Triptych: 11.14833 (right), 11.14838 (center), 11.14839 (left) MFA impressions: 11.14833VR (11.14833, 11.14838, 11.14839; complete), 21.4771 (center sheet only)


Chôki ga (on each sheet) 長喜画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795 (Kansei 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #II-16


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.14833, 11.14838, 11.14839

Medium or Technique

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