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The Soga Brothers Achieve Their Goal in the Night Attack in the Foothills of Fuji on the 28th Day of the Fifth Month, 1193 (Kenkyû yonen gogatsu nijûhachi-nichi Fuji no susono Soga kyôdai youchi honmô no zu)

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Triptych: 11.16514 (right), 11.16515 (center), 11.16516 (left) MFA impressions: 00.1107-9, 11.16514-6


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, about 1836 (Tenpô 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T35


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 75 cm (14 7/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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