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Onikojima Yatarô and Seihô-in Akabôzu, from an untitled series of warriors in combat

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MFA impressions: 11.17553, 11.39701


Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆


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: 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 1833–35 (Tenpô 4–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), V.52.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #19.4; others in the series: TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 382-385


Vertical ôban

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Medium or Technique

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