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Acts IX and X (Kudanme, jûdanme), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

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The complete series of 6 sheets: 11.24985 Acts VII, VIII 11.24986 Act XI 11.24987 Acts V, VI 11.24988 Acts IX, X 11.24989 Acts I, II 11.24990 Acts III, IV


Toyokuni ga 豊国画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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 1790s–early 1800s

Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 116


Vertical aiban; 32.8 x 21.6 cm (12 15/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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