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Scenery of the Tôkaidô Road, from Nihonbashi to Arai (Tôkaidô shôkei Nihonbashi yori Arai made)

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Two sheets of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.16235VR (11.16235-6, 11.16239-42; complete hexaptych), 11.37395a-c (left half only), 11.37411a-b (two right sheets only), 2009.5011.1a-c (right half only)


Gountei Sadahide ga (on each sheet) 五雲亭貞秀画


Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame 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: 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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month


Vertical ôban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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