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Shiranui, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

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Inscription

「為朝が妻白縫ハ筑紫の軍に身をのがれ讃岐にありけるが武藤太が訴人で為朝伊豆へ流さる後石山寺に武藤太を生捕五體へ釘を打て責殺せしとなり」

Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu

Provenance

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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #28

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35899

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints