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Kira Kôzuke no suke Yoshihide (R) and Takebayashi Tadashichi Takashige (L), from the series The Vengence of Each of the Loyal Retainers (Fukushû gishi meimeiden)

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Diptych (C and R sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.22600 (right), 11.22601 (left) The sheets are labelled "No. 20, Middle" (R) and "No. 20, Last" (L).


Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each sheet)


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, Meiji era, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month

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Vertical ôban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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