Katô Toratarô, from the series Mirror of Valor of Our Country (Honchô buyû kagami)

「本朝武勇鏡 加藤虎太郎」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Yoshiyuki (Japanese, active about 1848–64)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.7 cm (14 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37328

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Another print in the series: 11.37329

Signed

Yoshiyuki ga

芳雪画

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