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  • The Sea off Satta in Suruga Province (Suruga Satta kaijô), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.26306, 11.39213, 21.5311, 21.5312

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 4 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, ôban #58.15; Tanba 1965, #385

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.3cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16in.)

    Accession Number

    11.26306

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Clover

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1934
    Tateishi Harumi (Japanese, 1906–1994)

    Description

    Markings

    Sealed: Harumi

    Provenance

    1934 exhibited at the Fifteenth Exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts (Teiten); 1930s, became part of the collection of the Meguro Gajoen Museum of Art, Tokyo; 2003, purchased from the Meguro Gajoen by Patricia Salmon, Hilo, HI; June 2004, purchased by the MFA.

    Credit Line

    Keith McLeod Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 180 x 199 cm (70 7/8 x 78 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2004.242

    Medium or Technique

    Panel; ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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    Paintings

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  • Hawfinch and Marvel-of-Peru (Ikaru, oshiroi no hana), from an untitled series known as Small Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20437 (2nd ed.), 11.23024 (1st ed.), 21.10222 (1st ed.)

    Inscription

    Haikai poem by Yôdaijo (“Moon Lady”), dates unknown: Oshiroi no/ hana ya botan no/ ushirogaki 「白粉の 花や牡丹の うしろ垣 瑤台女」

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Hokusai (2013), #80; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #372; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #22.10

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.1 x 19 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.23024

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami-ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–31 (Tenpô 1–2)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1153, 06.1283, 06.2548, 11.17652, 21.6764, 21.6765, 34.317

    Signed

    Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #18.21

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 38 cm (10 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6765

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Fine Wind, Clear Weather (Gaifû kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–31 (Tenpô 1–2)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA Impressions: 11.17504, 21.6754, 21.6755 (blue variant), 21.6756, 34.314, 53.495

    Signed

    Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #18.33

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 38.1 cm (9 5/8 x 15 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6756

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Female Nude Seated in Water

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1906
    Ichijô Narumi (Japanese, 1877–1910 Japanese), Publisher Japanese Postcard Club (Nihon hagaki kurabu) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.935

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Student

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    Kajita Hanko (Japanese, 1870–1917 Japanese), Distributed by Kokokudô, Publisher Association of Practical Design (Jitsugyô zuan kai)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Markings

    Hanko

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.965

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and embossed texture; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

    Not On View

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • To Tomita Beach

    Tomita-hama e

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1936
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1635

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated paper

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Postcards

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  • Fudô Falls, Ôji (Ôji Fudô no taki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 049 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.24, pls. 166, 167; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #49; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.27

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 33.4 x 21.9 cm (13 1/8 x 8 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16682

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 030 (spring section) on the title page for the series. A copy of this print was made, as an oil painting, by Van Gogh.

    MFA impressions: 06.635, 11.2223, 11.20206, 11.35818, 11.45649, 21.10421

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

    Credit Line

    Denman Waldo Ross Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.34, pls. 186-188; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #30; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.32

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 33.7 x 22 cm (13 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    06.635

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Grapevine

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1929
    Tsuchida Bakusen (Japanese, 1887–1936 Japanese)

    Description

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 47.1 x 56 cm (18 9/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    50.1497

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink on silk

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    Asia

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  • Landscape with Pines and Moon

    Sankan bogetsu

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1914
    Francis Gardner Curtis (American, 1868–1915 American)

    Description

    Signed

    FGCurtis

    Markings

    Seal

    Provenance

    1941 Gift of the Estate of Mrs. James F. Curtis

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Francis Gardner Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-064

    Dimensions

    Image: 70 x 56.7 cm (27 9/16 x 22 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.500

    Medium or Technique

    Panel; ink and color on silk

    Not On View

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    Americas, Asia

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  • Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 064 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.16827, 11.36876.42, 21.9469

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.97, pls. 325, 326; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #64; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.96

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 33.8 x 22.2cm (13 5/16 x 8 3/4in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16827

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Kii Province: Waka-no-ura Bay (Kii, Waka-no-ura), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 9th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 53 (Nankaidô group) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.823.52, 11.17003, 11.26237, 11.36932, 21.9538, 52.1415

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 9 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.26

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17003

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Waves in Moonlight

    Gekka no umi

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    about 1904–05
    Yokoyama Taikan (Japanese, 1868–1958)

    Description

    Provenance

    1941, gift of Mrs. Francis Gardner Curtis to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: June 6, 1941)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Francis Gardner Curtis

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-057

    Dimensions

    Image: 48.8 x 64 cm (19 3/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    41.499

    Medium or Technique

    Unmounted; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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  • Peony

    Botan

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1860s–1880s
    Kano Eisho (Japanese, active late 19th century Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed Yeisho.

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-041

    Dimensions

    Image: 75.2 x 41.9 cm (29 5/8 x 16 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8744

    Medium or Technique

    Panel; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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  • The Outskirts of Koshigaya in Musashi Province (Musashi Koshigaya zai), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.26320, 21.5303

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 4 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, ôban #58.33

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.26320

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Awa Province: Naruto Whirlpools (Awa, Naruto no fûha), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 9th month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 55 (Nankaidô group) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.823.54, 06.823.54, 11.16989, 11.26257, 11.36931, 21.9539

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 9 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.03

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16989

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Thousand Storks

    One Thousand Cranes

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Hara Zaisei (Japanese, died in 1810 Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 111.4 x 70.7 cm (43 7/8 x 27 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8657

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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  • Rising Sun

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Mochizuki Gyokusen Shigeteru (Japanese, 1794–1852 Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    「望玉川㊞㊞」

    Markings

    「望輝」

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 35 x 56.9 cm (13 3/4 x 22 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.8223

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

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    Asia

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  • Higo Province: Gokanoshô (Higo, Gokanoshô), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 64 (Saikaido group) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.16802, 11.26262, 21.9541, 21.9542, RES.53.184

    Signed

    Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3 No blockcutter's mark

    Provenance

    March 12-13, 1917, Kenkichi Hirakawa sale, American Art Galleries, New York, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.56

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.5 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.9541

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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    Prints

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  • Evening Glories

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663–1743)

    Description

    Inscription

    Artist's signature: [ ] Vermillion seal: [ ]

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 8, pg. 141: no. 12

    Dimensions

    23.9 x 30.2 cm (9 7/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.7206

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on paper

    Not On View

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    Asia

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  • Bulbuls and Magnolias from the album Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    18th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Image: 34.1 x 30 cm (13 7/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6876.9

    Medium or Technique

    Album; yûzen-dyeing and hand-painting in ink and color on silk

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  • Butterfly and Morning Glory

    Asagao yucho

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    mid–1880s
    Oka Baikei (Japanese, dates unknown)

    Description

    Signed

    Signed Baikei.

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Modern-044

    Dimensions

    Image: 58.9 x 39.4 cm (23 3/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6400

    Medium or Technique

    Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper

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  • Auspicious Birds and Flowers

    Japanese
    Edo period
    19th century
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Description

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    KJM2-Kano-423

    Dimensions

    Image: 172.5 x 267 cm (67 15/16 x 105 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.6377

    Medium or Technique

    Unmounted painting; ink, color, and gold on paper

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  • Poem No. 6: Image de la Mer

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1948 (Shôwa 23)
    Artist Onchi Kôshirô (Japanese, 1891–1955)

    Description

    Signed

    Koshiro Onchi, in pencil; Onzi (in block)

    Markings

    Stamped: Onzi

    Provenance

    1959, sold by Harry C. Nail, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 1959)

    Credit Line

    Asiatic Curator's Fund

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Onchi/ Prints of Onchi Koshiro (1975), #295

    Dimensions

    78.6 x 55.1 cm (30 15/16 x 21 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    59.478

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock and paperblock print; ink and color on paper

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  • The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Yôrô no taki), from the series A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces (Shokoku taki meguri

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.25226, 21.6690

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

    Provenance

    Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #20.5

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.3 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6690

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Umezawa Manor in Sagami Province (Sôshû umezawa hidari [=zai?]), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–31 (Tenpô 1–2)
    Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17622, 21.5389

    Signed

    Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

    Markings

    No censor's seal No publisher's mark

    Provenance

    August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #18.27

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.2 cm (9 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.5389

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Maple Trees at Mama, Tekona Shrine and Linked Bridge (Mama no momiji Tekona no yashiro Tsugihashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
    Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 094 (fall section) on the title page for the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.26346, 11.36876.63, 21.9496, 21.9497

    Signed

    Hiroshige ga 広重画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1 (cut off of this impression) No blockcutter's mark 改印:改、巳正 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    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) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.100, pls. 331-332; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #94; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.99

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.26346

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Double Pillow

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1794–95 (Kansei 6–7)
    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806)

    Description

    Right sheet of incomplete triptych (see 21.6526 for center sheet)

    Signed

    Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #110; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Asano and Clark 1995, #193 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #568.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 206.1.1

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38.7 x 25.6 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6616

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya (Ôgiya Hanaôgi, in rebus form), from the series Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets (Kômei bijin rokkasen)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
    Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, (?)–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)

    Description

    From the first version of the series, with the women’s names in the form of rebuses.
    MFA impressions: 21.6453, 21.6539

    Signed

    Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

    Provenance

    Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#617); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

    Credit Line

    William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Asano and Clark 1995, #226; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #295.3.1, and pl. 12; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 56.1.3

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    21.6539

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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  • Sailboats: Forenoon (Hansen, gozen), from the series Inland Sea (Seto Naikai shû)

    Japanese
    Taishô era–Shôwa era
    1926 (Taishô 15/Shôwa 1)
    Artist Yoshida Hiroshi (Japanese, 1876–1950)

    Description

    Printed by the artist (jizuri).

    Signed

    Yoshida (in block)

    Markings

    Artist's seal: Hiroshi

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Laurence A. Brown's Group

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Abe 1987, #041

    Dimensions

    54.2 x 40.1 cm (21 5/16 x 15 13/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1921

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

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