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On Mount Kurama, Ushiwaka Diligently Practices Martial Arts (Ushiwaka Kurama ni te hyôjutsu ni hagemu)

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Triptych: 11.21504 (right), 11.21505 (left), 11.21506 (center) MFA impressions: 11.21504-6 (complete triptych); 11.29035VR (11.29035, 11.29075; right and center sheets only), 11.40077a-c (complete triptych)


Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1810s

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Catalogue Raisonné

NHK, Yoshitsune ten (2005), #179; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 7


Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 78.5 cm (15 3/8 x 30 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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