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During the Visit of Kiyomori to the Nunobiki Waterfall, the Ghost of Akugenda Yoshihira Strikes Down Nanba Jirô (Kiyomori nyûdô Nunobiki no taki yûran Akugenda Yoshihira no rei Nanba Jirô o utsu)

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Triptych: 11.30456 (right), 11.30457 (center), 11.30458 (left) MFA impressions: 11.30456-8, 11.39556a-c


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on right sheet only) 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1825 (Bunsei 8)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Suzuki 1992, #95; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 52; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T10, and pl. 38; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #343; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 5


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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