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The Lonely House at Asajigahara (Asajigahara hitotsuya no zu)

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Triptych: 11.27038 (center), 11.27039 (left), 11.27040 (right)


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


Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 2 (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, Edo period, 1855 (Ansei 2), 2nd month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #3; Suzuki 1992, #219; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T318


Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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