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(Page from) Keisai toba ehon (An Album of Comic Pictures by Keisai Eisen)

渓斎鳥羽絵本

Japanese
Edo period
about 1810s–1840s
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 20 cm (5 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.) Image: 10.9 x 16.7 cm (4 5/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.619

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color 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