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In the Ashigara Mountains, Yorimitsu Takes Kaidômaru into His Service (Yorimitsu Ashigarayama ni Kaidômaru kakae no zu)

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Two left sheets of incomplete triptych. MFA impressions: 11.37941a-c (complete), 11.45402a-b (two right sheets only, creped)


Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet) 一英斎芳艶画


Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame 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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kumon Kodomo Kenkyûjo, Ukiyo-e no kodomotachi/Children Depicted in Ukiyoe (1995), #130


Vertical ôban diptych, creped; 21.2 x 30.8 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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