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Famous Nobles, Generals, and Retainers, with the Number of Years before Kaei 4 [1851] (Meike meishô meishin nensû, Kaei yonen made)

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Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (right sheet), Ôju Toyokuni ga (center sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (left sheet) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画 應需豊国画


Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa 改印: 浜、衣笠


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, 1851 (Kaei 4)


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 73.5 cm (13 7/8 x 28 15/16 in.)

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