Kusatsu: Kanja Yoshitaka, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

「木曾街道六十九次之内 草津 冠者義髙」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #69; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #556; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.69

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.8 cm (14 1/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37127

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 69 in the series (incorrectly numbered 67).

MFA impressions: 11.28975, 11.29009.70, 11.37127, 11.38972.70

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:浜、馬込、丑正
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