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Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo Attempts to Assassinate Yoritomo at the Great Buddha Hall of Tôdai-ji Temple

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Based on a triptych by Kuniyoshi, MFA 11.28793VR (11.28793, 11.28794, 11.41076; first edition), 11.22893-5 (second edition)


Kôchôrô Yoshiume ga (on right sheet), Yoshiume ga (on center and left sheets) 香朝楼芳梅画 芳梅画


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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Based on a triptych by Kuniyoshi: Robinson T157 and Kuniyoshi Project db


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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