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The Rise and Fall of the Minamoto and Taira: In the Great Battle betwen the Minamoto and the Taira at Akama Bay in Nagato Province, the Taira Clan Are Destroyed (Genpei Seisuiki, Nagato no kuni Akama no ura ni oite Genpei ôgassen Heike horobiru no zu)

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Triptych: 11.22881 (left), 11.22882 (right), 11.22883 (center) MFA impressions: 11.22881-3, 11.41144a-c


Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet) 一蕙斎芳幾画


Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3 No blockcutter's mark


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, 1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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