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Snow (Yuki), from the series Moon, Snow, and Flowers (Getsusekka no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.38749a-c, 11.38998a-c


Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on right and left sheets), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on center sheet) 一寿斎国貞画 梅蝶楼国貞画


Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11


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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G350-02, pl. 6


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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