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Shinpan waka chûsenshô (Newly Published Commentary on Japanese Poems)

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Eshi Hishikawa Moronobu hitsu


Red collector's seal Bigelow last page of each volume びげろう (び計ろ宇)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 16, 2006) 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, 18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 96


25.7 x 18.0 cm (ôbon)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper




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