Autumn Moon at Gojô Bridge (Gojô shûgetsu): Ushiwakamaru, from the series Eight Views of Military Brilliance (Yôbu hakkei)

「燿武八景 五條秋月 牛若丸」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S76.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.1 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37962

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28889, 11.37962

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子七
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