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Returning Sails at Yabase (Yabase kihan), from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

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Triptych: 11.17337 (center), 11.17338 (left), 11.17345 (right) MFA impressions: 11.17337VR (11.17337, 11.17338, 11.17345), 11.38733a-c


Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on screen, on center sheet); Kunimasa aratame Nidai Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet) 国貞画(年玉枠) 梅蝶楼国貞筆 国政改二代国貞画(年玉枠)


Censors' seals No blockcutter's mark


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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G348-06, pl. 33


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.17337, 11.17338, 11.17345

Medium or Technique

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