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Oishi Kuranosuke, the Chief of the Forty-seven Ronin

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Seal of Shohaku

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

Oishi Kuranosuke zo

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Post Ashikaga Idealistic

Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Shohaku-29c

Dimensions

Image: 102.8 x 37.1 cm (40 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.6980

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

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Asia

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