Depicts the Sakuradamon incident of 1860, in which the important shogunal advisor Ii Naosuke was assassinated.
Ôju Taiso Yoshitoshi (on right sheet only)
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Meiji era, about 1871 (Meiji 4)
- Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839–1892
Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 1 (1977), pp. 98-9
Vertical ôban triptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper