Three Women and a Boy on a Bridge
about 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1)
Artist San Toun (Japanese, active about 1781–1789)
Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C20; another print in the set: Hillier, Vever cat. 2 (1976), #531
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25 cm (15 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
One sheet of an incomplete diptych or triptych.
San Toun ga
Artist's seal: kakihan
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