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Act XI of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers: The Rônin Assemble at Ryôgoku Bridge (Chûshingura jûichidanme Ryôgoku-bashi sei-soroi zu)

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Mark of publisher Kagaya Kichiemon at far left edge, cut off of this impression.


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


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, about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–13)

Catalogue Raisonné

Suzuki 1992, #93; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T14


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.1 cm (14 1/8 x 28 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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