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Suehiro of the Ôgiya with New Year's Gifts (Toshidama no Ôgiya uchi Suehiro), No. 1 from the series Views of Naka-no-chô for the Hisakataya Club (Hisakataya Nakanochô no ichi)

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Pentaptych: 11.19874 (R), 11.19876 (L), 11.19877 (C), 11.19878 (CL), 11.19879 (CR); virtual record: 11.19874, 11.19876-9


Gakutei Sadaoka 岳亭定岡


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 1825 (Bunsei 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #89; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 7.(1); Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #242a-e


Shikishiban; 21 x 18.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19874, 11.19876-9

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper