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Attack by Flooding (Mizuseme bôsen no zu) (on right sheet), Attack by Flooding at Akamatsu (Akamatsu mizuseme no zu) (on left sheet)

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Hexaptych: 11.41260a-b (two left sheets), 11.41364a-c (three center sheets), 11.41263 (right sheet) A thinly disguised illustration of Hideyoshi's attack on Takamatasu castle.


Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet) 一猛斎芳虎画


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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-37 (right half) and p. 128, fig. 22 (left half); Minami, Edo no fûshiga (1997), pp. 178-9, fig. 44 (right half of hexaptych only)


Vertical ôban hexaptych

Accession Number

11.41260a-b, 11.41364a-c, 11.41263

Medium or Technique

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