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Onogawa Kisaburô, from the series Ghost Stories of China and Japan (Wakan hyaku monogatari)

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Text by Robun. MFA impressions: 11.37636, 11.39824


Tsukioka Kaisai Yoshitoshi ga (on screen)


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales (2005), p. 52, #12; U. of Tokyo, Nyûsu no tanjô (1999), p. 217, fig. 234; Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 61


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Medium or Technique

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