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The Shoots of the Princess Pine, the Shimmer of Hot Air over the Moor (Hime komatsu nobe no itoyû)

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Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画 国貞舎豊国画


Censors' seals: Hama, Magome 改印: 浜、馬込


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)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 76.2 cm (14 5/16 x 30 in.)

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