Inuzaka Keno Tanetomo, from an untitled series of Eight Dog Heroes of Satomi

里見八犬伝 「犬坂毛乃胤智」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43793

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark “Man.”

Inscription

「里見八犬士の一固 文明十五年正月父の仇篭山逸東太を打んと武蔵の品川に五十子の城兵と大ひに戦ひ一人にて数十人を切崩す 其前石浜の城中にては容顔美麗の舞子乙女と名のりて入こみ奸臣馬加大記をがために押込られし小文吾を助けてその身壮男生質をあらはし大ひに働く」

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村
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