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Ushiwakamaru, with the Help of the Tengu, Fights Benkei on Gojô Bridge

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Triptych: 11.28775 (right), 11.28776 (center), 11.28776 (left) MFA impressions: 11.28763VR (11.28763, 11.28784, 11.28785), 11.28775-7, 11.28778-80, 11.30567a-c, 11.38223a-b (key blocks, R and C only) The full title: Disgusted by the Arrogant Misdeeds of the Taira, Sojobo of Mount Kurama and...

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Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


Censors' seals: Murata, Mera No blockcutter's mark


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1847–50 (Kôka 4–Kaei 3)

Catalogue Raisonné

NHK, Yoshitsune ten (2005), #182; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T194


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 72 cm (14 x 28 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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