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

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MFA impressions: 11.15930-2, 11.45117a-c, 11.45191a-c


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


Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Fuku Blockcutter's marks: Hori Take 改印: 村松、福 彫師: 彫竹


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)

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G318-01, pl. 4


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 75 cm (14 1/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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