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Figure of Tomimori Sukeemon Masakata (Tomimori Sukeemon Masakata no zô), from the series The Forty-seven Loyal Retainers (Gishi yonjushichinin no uchi)

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Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora sha 一猛斎芳虎写

Marks

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.16195

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints