Copy of a Tosa-school Picture Scroll (Tosa emakimono no utsushi)

「土佐画巻物之写」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #78

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 75.1 cm (13 3/4 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27008-10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27008 (left), 11.27009 (center), 11.27010 (right)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi (on right and center sheets), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on left sheet)
一勇斎国芳 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申十二改
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: 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