Gallant Commoners of Our Country (Kyôkaku honchô sodachi no uchi): from right, Teranishi Kanshin, Hirai Gonpachi, Tsurigane Yazaemon, Banzui Chôbei, and Tôken Gonbei

「侠客本朝育之内 寺西閑心」 「侠客本朝育之内 白井権蜂」 「侠客本朝育之内 鐘弥左衛門鐘」 「侠客本朝育之内 幡隨蝶平」 「侠客本朝育之内 唐犬権兵衛」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), p. 44, #3-21-3 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36.6 × 118 cm (14 7/16 × 46 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21624, 11.22611-22613, 11.25078

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.21624, 11.22611-22613, 11.25078

From left to right: 11.21624 (L), 11.22613 (CL), 11.22614 (C), 11.22615 (CR), 11.25078 (R)

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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