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In the Illustrated Record of the Taikô, Masakiyo Captures Two Wild Beasts Alive and Brings Them to the Camp of His Highness (Ehon Taikôki maki chû, Masakiyo ryôjû o ikitotte denka no jinchû ni hikashimu)

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Triptych: 11.41214a-b (right and center sheet), 11.41237 (left sheet)


Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on right and center sheets), Chôkarô Yoshiiku ga (on left sheet) 一蕙斎芳幾画


Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kang Duksang, ed., Nishiki-e no naka no Chôsen to Chûgoku (2007), #21


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41214a-b, 11.41237

Medium or Technique

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