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Yukihira and the Brine Carriers (Matsukaze and Murasame)

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Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.17841 (left), 11.17842 (right)


Eizan hitsu (on each sheet) 英山筆


Censor's seals: kiwame, Tiger 11 改印: 極、寅十一


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, 1806 (Bunka 3), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), #388 (right sheet of triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 25.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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