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Vengeance at Iga Ueno (Iga Ueno adauchi)

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Title at upper right edge of right sheet, trimmed off of this impression.


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on right and left sheets), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet) 一勇斎国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画


Censor's seal: Mura 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: 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1843 (Tenpô 14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T106


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 69.7 cm (14 x 27 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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