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Spring: Crossing the Sumida River on the Way Home from Cherry Blossom Viewing (Haru, Hanami kaeri Sumida no watashi), from the series The Four Seasons (Shiki no uchi)

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Triptych: 11.26887 (left), 11.26887 (center), 11.26889 (right)


Eisen ga (on right sheet), Keisai Eisen ga (on center and left sheets) 英泉画  渓斎英泉画


Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1820s–30s

Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #149


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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