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No. 37, The Death in Battle of Umanosuke's Household Retainer Hayase Banshirô (Sanjûshichi, Umanosuke kashin Hayase Banshirô uchijini), from the series Fifty-four Scenes from the Story of Hideyoshi (Hisago gundan gojûyojô)

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Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga 一英斎芳艶画


Censor's seal: Rat 9 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: 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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month

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Other prints in the series: Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #s II-16, -29, -32, -48, -50, -59, -63-6, -68


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Medium or Technique

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