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Descending Geese at Hokkyô (Hokkyô rakugan): Fujiwara Masakiyo, from the series Eight Views of Military Brilliance (Yôbu hakkei)

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MFA impressions: 11.28888, 11.37968


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Watanabe, Mera, Rat 7


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, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S76.8


Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.3 cm (14 3/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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