Ôtomo Wakana-hime, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

「美勇水滸伝 大友若菜姫」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 6th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #32

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35916

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「豊後国臼杵の城主大友宗隣の一女なり錦が嶽に於て妖術を授、父の仇たる菊池家をうちほろぼさんず陰謀尋常太夫のおよぶ所にあらず」

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu
一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:寅六改
彫師:松島彫政

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: January 19, 2005)

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