Banzuiin Chôbei, from the series Tales of the Floating World in Eastern Brocade (Azuma nishiki ukiyo kôdan, glossed Azuma no hana ukiyo kôdan)

「東錦浮世稿談(あずまのはなうきよこうだん) 神田伯勇」 「幡隋院長兵衛」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 10th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Sekiguchi Gyokumeidô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37718

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Text by Kanagaki Robun.

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu
一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Chô
改印:卯十改
彫師:彫工長

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