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The Night Attack in Act XI of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura)

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Center sheet of incomplete triptych. The MFA has: 11.17612 (top half of right sheet), 11.17690 (left sheet), 11.17691 (center sheet)


Shunrô ga 春郎画


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, 1780s

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #18 (complete triptych); Nagata, Katsushika Hokusai (1984), print #11 (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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