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The Burning of the Monju Hall at Tôeizan Temple on the 15th Day of the 5th Month, 1868 (Tôeizan Monjû-rô yakiuchi no zu Keiô boshin gogatsu jûgonichi)

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Ôju Taiso Yoshitoshi, Kôsai Toshi...


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1874 (Meiji 7), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 52-3; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 54-5


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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