The Imperial Visit of 1626 (Kan'ei sannen gyôkô zu)
1626 (Kan'ei 3)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Lillehoj, Art and Palace Politics in Early Modern Japan (2011), pp. 67-8
44.5 x 126.5 cm (17 1/2 x 49 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
One scroll of a pair showing the processional visit of Emperor Gomizunoo (also read Gominoo) to Nijô castle in Kyoto in 1626, as the guest of the shogun.
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