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In the Kiso Mountains, Higuchi Kanemitsu Defeats a Giant Ape (Kiso sanchû Higuchi Kanemitsu ôzaru taiji)

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Triptych: 11.22911 (left), 11.22912 (center), 11.22913 (right) MFA impressions: 00.1378-80, 11.22911-3 The name of the monster given in the title box on the right sheet is glossed "ôzaru" but written with characters that would normally be read "ôhihi;" a variant of this pronunciation is...

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Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet) 一英斎芳艶画


Censor's seal: Horse 8 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kane


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, 1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e daijiten (2008), p. 542


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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