The Minister Tôru (Tôru daijin), from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyô), also called Imagery of the Poets
Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, naga-ôban #9.08
Vertical nagaban; 52.5 x 23.8 cm (20 11/16 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.19639, 11.19645, 21.6667
See also RES.21.319, a woodblock, and RES.21.478, a modern impression taken from the block.
Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
Censor's seal: kiwame
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