Gathering of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi seizoroi no zu)

「誠忠義士勢揃之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 × 51.3 cm (14 9/16 × 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1434-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.1434 (left), 00.1435 (right)

The two diptychs in the MFA collection, 00.1434-5 and 00.1436-7, appear to have been part of a set of two triptychs, with about eight figures on each of six sheets.

Signed

Gyokuransai Sadahide ga (on right sheet), Gyokuran Sadahide ga (on left sheet)
玉蘭斎貞秀画 玉蘭貞秀画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock