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Twilight Snow on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of Edo in Triptychs (Edo hakkei no uchi, sanmaitsuzuki)

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Diptych (right and center sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.18017 (left), 11.18018 (right) Left sheet of triptych: 11.26902 No VR because of differences in condition. MFA impressions: 11.13567VR (11.13567, 11.26903, 11.26904; complete triptych), 11.18017-8 (right and center sheets), 11.26902 (left...

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Shunsen ga (on right sheet only) 春扇画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsumuraya Saburobei 改印: 極、津三


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1812 (Bunka 9), 1st or 11th month


Vertical ôban diptych; 39 x 26.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

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