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Captain Higuchi, in the Midst of the Attack, Personally Holds a Lost Chinese Child (Higuchi taii shingeki no toji mizukara Seishi no ishi o hôji suru no zu)

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Triptych: 21.1546 (right), 21.1547 (center), 21.1548 (left) MFA impressions: 21.1546-8, 2000.183a-c, 2000.184a-c




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, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #293


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 73 cm (14 7/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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