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No. 603, from the series The Post Dispatch Newspaper (Yûbin hôchi shinbun)

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MFA impressions: 11.37897, 11.39804 The attentive patrolman Matsui Yasumichi prevents the lovers Kogiku and Kamekichi from commiting double suicide.

Signed

Taiso Yoshitoshi

Provenance

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, 1875 (Meiji 8)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39804

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints