Kurikara Kengorô, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

「美勇水滸伝 倶利加羅剱五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #48

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35893

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi ga

魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯八改
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: 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