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The Six Poetic Immortals in Modern Guise (Yatsushi Rokkasen)

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Triptych: 11.24910 (right), 11.24911 (center), 11.24912 (left) Right sheet: Poems by Ariwara Narihira and Komachi, courtesan Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya Center sheet: Poems by SôjôHenjô and Bun'ya Yasuhide, unidentified courtesan (title torn off) Left sheet: Poems by Kisen Hôshi and Ôtomo no...

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Eishô ga (on each sheet) 栄昌画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1796–98 (Kansei 8–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #47; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 455, list no. A103


Vertical ôban triptych; 39.9 x 77.4 cm (15 11/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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