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Katayama Kajirô Harutaka (R) and Katayama Katarô Harunori (L), from the series Ten Brave Retainers of Oguri (Oguri jû yûshi no hitori)

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Diptych: 11.22145 (right), 11.22146 (left) MFA impressions: 08.543.48a-b, 11.22145-6, 2009.4991.94a-b


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


Censor's seal: Fukatsu


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, about 1843 (Tenpô 14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S26.11


Vertical chûban diptych; 26 x 18.6 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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