Horibe Yasubei, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士伝 堀部安兵衛」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshimori (Japanese, 1830–1884), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.34998.108

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.

Signed

Sakurabô Yoshimori ga

さくら坊芳盛画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:辰十改
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: September 29, 2004)

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