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Visiting the Tenmangû Shrine (Tenmangû sankei no zu)

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Triptych: 11.38951a-b (center and left sheets), 11.38963 (right sheet)

Signed

Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Nisei Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on left sheet) 一寿斎国貞画 二世国貞画 梅蝶楼国貞画

Provenance

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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38951a-b, 11.38963

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints