Isogaya Jurobyôe Masahisa (R) and Oishi, Wife (Tsuma) of Ôboshi Yuranosuke (L), from the series Additional Stories of the Faithful Samurai in The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura gishi meimei gaiden)

「忠臣蔵義士銘々外伝 礒ヶ谷十郎兵衛正久」 「忠臣蔵義士銘々外伝 大星由良助が妻 老志(おいし)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887)


Dimensions

Two vertical chûban designs on horizontal ôban sheet

Accession Number

11.44681

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each design)
一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Taka (on each design)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:高
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