Kira Kôzuke no suke Yoshihide (R) and Takebayashi Tadashichi Takashige (L), from the series The Vengence of Each of the Loyal Retainers (Fukushû gishi meimeiden)
「復讎義士銘々伝 二十中 木羅上野介義英」 「復讎義士銘々伝 二十下 竹林田唯七隆重」
Vertical ôban diptych; 34.9 × 48.5 cm (13 3/4 × 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (C and R sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.22600 (right), 11.22601 (left)
The sheets are labelled “No. 20, Middle” (R) and “No. 20, Last” (L).
Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Dragon 7 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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection