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Watanabe no Tsuna and Sakata Kintoki Playing Go in a Room with Monsters, with Hirai Yasumasa and Minamoto Yorimitsu (Raikô) in Background

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Triptych: 11.21530 (left), 11.21531 (right), 11.21532 (center)


Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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 1804–18 (Bunka era)

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Vertical ôban triptych; 38.3 x 78 cm (15 1/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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