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Shinmachi: Gokumon Shôbei and Kurofune Chûemon, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

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No. 12 in the series. MFA impressions: 11.29009.13, 11.37070, 11.38972.13


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Fukushima, Muramatsu, Rat 6 Artist's seal: kiri Censors' seals: Fukushima, Muramatsu, Rat 6


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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #499; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.13


Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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