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Suhara: Narihira and Lady Nijô, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

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No. 40 in the series. MFA impresisons: 11.29005, 11.29009.41, 11.37098, 11.38792.41


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Watanabe, Mera, Rat 7 Artist's seal: kiri


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), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #92; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #527; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.41


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Medium or Technique

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