Lotus Blossoms in the Pond (Chi no naka no renge): (Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as) Tenjiku Tokubei, from the series Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tôsei mitate sanjûroku kasen)
「当盛見立三十六花撰（とうせいみたてさんじふろくくわせん） 池中の蓮花 天竺徳兵衛」 十三代目市村羽左衛門
Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.8 cm (14 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series: 36 sheets (11.42370-11.42405) plus title page (11.26606).
Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
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