Right Team, Round Three: Tigerskin (Migi sanban, Tora no kawa), from the series Contest of Treasures (Takara awase) (key block only, without inscriptions)
宝合 右三番 虎の皮 （校合摺）
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
The complete print: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #118
Shikishiban; 21.9 x 21.9 cm (8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.20604 (full color), 11.25467 (key block, without poems)
Probably a late impression from a surviving block.
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