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Standing Beauty, from the series Three Young People (Waka no sannin)

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Possibly the left sheet of an incomplete trioptych, with 11.40082 as the right sheet.


Poem: Haru no no ni/ sumire tsumi nito/ koshi ware zo/ no o natsukashimi/ hitoya nenikeri 「春の野にすみれつみにとこし我そのをなつかしみひと夜ねにけり」


Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


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Medium or Technique

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