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Comical Warriors: New Year's Rice Cakes for the Reign of Our Lord (Dôke musha miyo no wakamochi)

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MFA impressions: 11.39729, 11.39730, 11.39731, 11.39732, 11.39737, 11.41423


Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga 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: 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Minami, Edo no fûshiga (1997), p. 169, fig. 41; Thompson and Harootunian, Undercurrents (1991), fig. 40; Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 148


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Medium or Technique

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