In the Genki Era (1570–73), the Oda Clan's Castle Wall Was Damaged and Konoshita Tôkichi Repaired It within Three Days (Genki nenchû Oda-ke jôhei hason shite Konoshita Tôkichi kore o uketawamawari mikka no uchi ni tsukurou no zu)

「元亀年中織田家城塀破損して木下藤吉是お承三日の内ニ繕之図」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Tamaya Sôsuke


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.34998.98a-b

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

Yoshifuji ga (on banner in left sheet)

芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:辰七改
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