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Title page (Mokuroku) for the series Heroes for the Twenty-eight Lunar Lodges, with Poems (Eimei nijûhasshuku)

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The series title has also been translated Twenty-eight Famous Murders Accompanied by Verse. Half of the designs are by Yoshitoshi, half by Yoshiiku.

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga, Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga 一恵斎芳幾画 一魁斎芳年画

Provenance

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, 1867 (Keiô 3), autumn

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41223

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints