Wrapper for the book Ehon Masakado ichidaiki, zenbu gosatsu (Illustrated Life of Masakado, Complete in Five Volumes)
「絵本将門一代記 全部五冊」 袋
1793 (Kansei 5)
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824)
18.3 x 16.4 cm (7 3/16 x 6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Intact wrapper, folded and glued.
Date and identification of artist according to Waseda University Library.
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