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

「本朝廿四孝 楠正行」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S23.13, photo p. 117

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26 x 18.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16597

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga

朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama

改印:普
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