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Taira Koremochi Vanquishes a Female Demon at Togakushi Mountain (Taira Koremochi Togakushiyama kijo taiji no zu)

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Diptych: 11.16272 (top), 11.16274 (bottom)


Yoshitoshi (on lower sheet) 芳年


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, Meiji era, 1887 (Meiji 20)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #34; Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #123; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-23-13


Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 72.5 x 24.5 cm (28 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16272, 11.16274

Medium or Technique

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