Aoyagi Harunosuke, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

「美勇水滸伝 青柳春之助」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 10th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #31

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.35910

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「菊池家の小姓実ハ漢士の海賊七草官丁禮(しちそうかんていれい)の一子七草四郎年正也肥前国鐘の岬の海底にて父の霊て出會夫より菊池家て仇せんと企しとぞ」

Signed

Gyokuô Yoshitoshi hitsu

玉桜芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:寅十改
彫師:なし

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