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Gentai sensei gafu (An Album of Pictures by the Master Gentai)

玄對先生畫譜

Japanese
Edo period
1806
Artist Watanabe Gentai (Japanese, 1749–1822), Author of preface and postface Fuku Genryu (Japanese), Publisher Suharaya Sasuke (Kinkadô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 420

Dimensions

25.8 x 17.6 cm; ôhon

Accession Number

1997.613.1-5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

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