Banzui Chôbei, from the series Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion (Kuniyoshi moyô shôfuda tsuketari genkin otoko)

「国芳もやう正札附現金男 幡随長兵衛」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Renkichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #60; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S40.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.26093

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.26903, 11.28903

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
Blockcuter's mark: Hori Renkichi
改印:渡
彫師:彫廉吉

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