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The Fight at Nijô Horikawa, from an untitled series of the Shutendôji story

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No. 07 in the series as listed in Chiba City Art Museum, Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. nos. 66 to 83. Forms the left sheet of a diptych, with 11.13428 as the right sheet. In this scene, the father of the kidnapped lady, with his followers, attacks the suitor he thinks is responsible for...

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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 1680 (Enpô 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. no. 72


Horizontal ôban; 27 x 35.1 cm (10 5/8 x 13 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color added later