Inukawa Sôsuke, from the series The Lives of Eight Brave and Loyal Dog Heroes (Giyû hakken den)

「義勇八犬伝 犬川荘介」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Shimizuya (3) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #150

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.4 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28840

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28840, 11.38030

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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