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The Syllable Ni: Fuji from Ôhashi (Ôhashi no Fuji) and (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) the Thief (Tôzoku) Jiraiya, Actually (Jitsu wa) Ogata Hiroyuki, from the series Views of Fuji from the Eastern Capital and Calligraphic Models for Each Character in th

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Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Tori-jo ga (inset) 一勇斎国芳画、とり女画


Censors' seals: Watanabe, Mera, Rat 7 No blockcutter's mark 米良、渡邊、子七


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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0960


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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