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At Izu no Ôshima, Chinzei Hachirô Tametomo Shoots an Enemy Ship with an Arrow

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MFA impressions: 11.16535-7 (Tsujiya edition, with simplified title), 11.39565a-c, 11.41068a-c Robinson considers the edition with the shorter title to be slightly earlier, but comparison of the MFA impressions suggest that the edition with the long descriptive title is the...

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Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on left and right sheets), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet) 朝櫻楼国芳画 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Hama Blockcutter's mark: Sugawa Kanekichi horikô


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, about 1843–44 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #43; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #s T113 and T140, and pl. 47


Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.7 cm (14 3/16 x 29 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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