Keyamura Rokusuke, from the series Twenty-four Japanese Paragons of Filial Piety (Honchô nijûshi kô)

「本朝廿四孝 毛谷村六助」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-177; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #35; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S23.11

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.3 x 19 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16596

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16596, 2009.4991.148

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松
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