Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

「美勇水滸伝 犬田小攵吾悌順」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #26

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35903

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「房州里見家の勇臣也 同盟の信徒を尋んと諸国遍歴の折柄山中ニ於てて負猪に出會しニさしもの猟師も危く見へけれバ悌頼見かね苦もなく擒にし衆人の眼を驚かせしとなり」

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu

一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:寅十二改
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: January 19, 2005)

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