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Kusunoki Masashige's Defense of Chihaya Castle (Kusunoki Masashige Chihaya no shiro bôsen no zu)

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Gyokuransai Sadahide ga (on right sheet), Gyokuran Sadahide ga (on center and left sheets) 玉蘭斎貞秀画 玉蘭貞秀画


Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu 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: 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art db (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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