Kurô Hangan Yoshitsune, from the series Twenty-four Generals for the Katsushika Circle (Katsushika nijûshi shô)

「葛飾廿四将 九郎判官義経」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), p. 117, #20 (article by Kok), photo p. 121; another print in the series: Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #39

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.1 x 19 cm (8 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.20487

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gakutei

岳亭

Markings

Artist's seal: Sadaoka

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