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Gen no Sanmi Yorimasa and I no Hayata Killing the Nue, a Votive Picture Donated to the Kannon of Asakusa, Painted by Toryûô Kô Sûkoku, as Sketched by Kôchôrô Kunisada (Asakusa Kanzeon gaku, Toryûô Kô Sûkoku hitsu, Kôchôrô Kunisada shukuzu)

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Kôchôrô Kunisada shukuzu (part of title) 香蝶楼国貞縮図


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: 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, 1820s (Bunsei era)


Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 49.2 cm (14 9/16 x 19 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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