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Kiso Yoshinaka and Tomoe Gozen

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Kiso Yoshinaka no omoimono Tomoye-gozen to iu shita etc. Description: Tomoye-gozen pulling the ear of Nagase Hangan in the presence of Tezuka Tarô Mitsumori, Yoshinaka, and Yamabuki-gozen


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


Censor's seal: Mura


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 #T95


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 74 cm (14 1/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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