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The Brilliant General (Meishô), Takeda Harunobu Nyûdô Shingen, from the series One Hundred Brave Generals at the Battle of Kawanakajima [in Shinano Province] ([Shinshû] Kawanakajima hyaku yûshô sen no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.38067, 11.38159


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Fukatsu


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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 1845 (Kôka 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #37; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S34.1


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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