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In the Taiheiki, the Great Army of Ashikaga Takauji Is Defeated by the Small Force of Kusunoki Masatsura (Taiheiki Ashikaga Takauji no daigun o Kusunoki Masatsura kozei ni te uchiyaburu zu)

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MFA impressions: 11.41249a-c, 11.41384a-c A disguised illustration of the story of Hideyoshi staring down Sakuma Morimasa.


Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on right and center sheets only) 一猛斎芳虎画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban triptych

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