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Sakata Kaidômaru

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MFA impressions: 06.1162, 11.16464, 11.38109 Reprint of a design originally published in about 1836-7 by Kagaya Kichibei.


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Wata (backwards)


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, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #18 (1st ed.); Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #23; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #19; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1d.1, photo p. 100


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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