Swallows and Waves
Artist Saitô Ippo (Japanese, active late 1840s–early 1860s)
Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 10 (1981), #428
23.4 x 30 cm (9 3/16 x 11 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From one of ten albums of fan prints.
The edition illustrated in Genshoku has censors’ seals of 1847-52.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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