Ôboshi Yuranosuke Yoshio, from the series Portraits of the Faithful Samurai of True Loyalty (Seichû gishi shôzô)

「誠忠義士肖像 大星由良之助良雄」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #136; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #46; Suzuki 1992, #162; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S78.1; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 69

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26074

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniyoshi ga 国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:衣笠、村田、子十二 彫師:横川彫竹

Provenance

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) NOTES: [1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection