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Shôno: Sasaki Shirô Takatsuna, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 46, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.25024, 11.28618, 11.42973, 11.45385.46


此駅の東に植野村といふ所あり 名馬いけずきの出所なり 昔此所の長者野登の観音の示現によって此の馬を得て右大将頼朝卿へ捧げけり その後佐々木四郎高綱へたまはりてそれより宇治川の先陣をぞなしたりけり


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Mura


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 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #49; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.47


Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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