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Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.14780 (right), 11.14781 (left) MFA impressions: 11.14753VR (key block, two right sheets only: 11.14753, 11.22112); 11.14780-1 (color, two left sheets only), 21.5941 (right sheet only)


Shunchô ga (on each sheet) 春潮画


Artist's seal: Chûrin


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, 1786 (Tenmei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 5 (AIC 2, 1980), pls. 201-3 (complete triptych); Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #165 (complete triptych); TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 1717-8 (center and left sheets)


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.9 x 52.3 cm (15 5/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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