Act VIII (Hachidanme), from the series Matched Pictures for The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Ekyôdai Chûshingura)
Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 216, #98; the series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-89
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.4 cm (14 11/16 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete series, not in order: 11.42304 to 11.42314.
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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