In Memory of Harunobu (Harunobu tsuizen)
about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Torii Kiyotsune (Japanese, active 1757–1779)
Vertical chûban; 28.8 x 21.5 cm (11 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017
For a design by Harunobu similar to the print-within-a-print, see 06.969.
Kiyotsune ga (on main image); Harunobu ga (on the scroll within the picture)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection