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The Valiant Warrior Samanosuke Mitsuharu (Yûshi Samanosuke Mitsuharu) and Scenery of the Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no fûkei)

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Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.38218 is the left sheet.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-52 (complete triptych, color)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 23.3 cm (14 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38157

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints