Kane-jo, from the series Lives of Remarkable People Renowned for Loyalty and Virtue (Chûkô meiyo kijin den)

「忠孝名誉奇人伝 兼女」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #62; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S35.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26084

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga 朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa No blockcutter's mark 改印:衣笠 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