Kira Kôzuke no suke Yoshihide (R) and Takebayashi Tadashichi Takashige (L), from the series The Vengence of Each of the Loyal Retainers (Fukushû gishi meimeiden)

「復讎義士銘々伝 二十中 木羅上野介義英」 「復讎義士銘々伝 二十下 竹林田唯七隆重」

Japanese
Edo period--Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.22600-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (C and R sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.22600 (right), 11.22601 (left)

The sheets are labelled “No. 20, Middle” (R) and “No. 20, Last” (L).

Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each sheet)
魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰七改
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