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Sone Shimotsuke versus Saitô Shimotsuke no kami, No. 5 from the series One-to-One Combats at the Great Battle of Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima ôgassen kumitsui tsukushi)

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From a continuous series of 12 sheets.


Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga 一英斎芳艶画


Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 10 No blockcutter's mark


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) 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 10th month


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