Kakizaki Izumi no kami Kageie, from the series Comparison of Heroes of Kai and Echigo Provinces (Kôetsu eiyû kurabe)

「甲越英雄競 柿崎和泉守景家」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Ansei 1), intercalary 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Okanoya Manjirô


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.3 × 24.4 cm (13 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37683

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two of a triptych? 11.37682, 11.37683

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger intercalary 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅壬七
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