Ehon hana kotoba
Meisho no tsuki
1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)
20.7 x 15.2 cm
Medium or Technique
Woodblock printed book; ink on paper with some hand coloring
Not On View
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Bigelow to the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession Date: July 21, 2009)
 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.
 The library ledger lists this object as a gift from William Sturgis Bigelow on April 26, 1917.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection