Musa: Miyamoto Musashi, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)
「木曾街道六十九次之内 武佐 宮本無三四」
Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #67; King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #162; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #554; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.68
Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.5 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 67 in the series (incorrectly numbered 48).
MFA impressions: 11.29009.68, 11.37124, 11.38972.68
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sugawa Sennosuke
Artist's seal: kiri
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