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The Snake Catcher Gamakurô and the Female Dancer Kakehashi (Uwabamitori Gamakurô, Onna Dengaku Kakehashi), from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

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Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35908

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints