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A Scene of Young Leaves in the Fresh Summer Breeze (Ao arashi wakaba no nagame)

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MFA impressions: 11.15173VR (11.15173, 11.15176; two left sheets only), 11.43509a-c (complete)


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)  香蝶楼豊国画


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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G161, pl. 191


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 74.4 cm (14 1/8 x 29 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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