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Thirty-two Aspects of Martial Valor (Buyû sanjûni sô): (clockwise from top) Abe no Seimei, Hôjô Takatoki, Uesugi Kenshin, Higo no kami Kiyomasa, Nyosan no Miya, Mutsu no kami Hidehira, and Saemon no jô Fujitsuna

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Yoshifuji ga 芳藤画


Censor's seal: Dragon 8 aratame No blockcutter's mark


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, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 8th month


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