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Tomoe Gozen, from the series One Hundred Stories of Famous Women of Japan since Ancient Times (Kokon honchô meijo hyakuden)

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MFA impressions: 11.15973, 11.28843

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga 朝櫻楼国芳画

Marks

Censor's seal: Tanaka Heishirô

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1843 (Tenpô 14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S30.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.15973

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints