Last Stand of the Kusunoki at Shijô-nawate
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #118 (complete hexaptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T346/T347
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 74.7 cm (14 1/2 x 29 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right half of an incomplete hexaptych.
Full title: At Shijô-nawate, the Heroes of the Kusunoki Clan Take on a Gigantic Enemy Force and in a Mighty Battle Display Their Incomparable Renown (Shijô-nawate ni te Nanke no eiyû taiteki o hikiukete ôi ni sôsen shite batsugun no kômyô o arawasu no zu)
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
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: January 19, 2005)
 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