Musashibô Benkei and Togashinosuke Ienao, from the series Tales of the Floating World in Eastern Brocade (Azuma nishiki ukiyo kôdan, glossed Azuma no hana ukiyo kôdan)
「東錦浮世稿談（あずまのはなうきよこうだん） 伊東燕来」 「武蔵坊弁慶 富樫之助家直」
Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Text by Kanagaki Robun.
Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
Censor's seal: Dragon 3 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: 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