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Watanabe No Tsuna Guarding the Demon's Arm, from an untitled series of the Shutendôji story

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No. 03 in the series as listed in Chiba City Art Museum, Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. nos. 66 to 83. The final print in the series (see 11.13424) has the number "19," but only 18 prints are known. The MFA has 17 of them, lacking only no. 10 (Shutendôji's drinking party, Chiba cat. no...

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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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1680 (Enpô 8)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. no. 68; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 56

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 35 cm (10 11/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13427

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied coloring added later

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Asia

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