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The Great Battle of Kurikaradani between Kiso Yoshinaka and the Taira General Tomonori in 1183 (Juei ninen Kiso Yoshinaka Heishô Tomonori Kurikaradani ôgassen)

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Triptych: 11.22878 (left), 11.22879 (right), 11.22880 (center) MFA impressions: 11.22878-80, 11.41143a-c


Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet) 一蕙斎芳幾画


Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2 No blockcutter's mark


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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