Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken), from the series The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China (Morokoshi nijûshi kô)

「唐土廿四孝 閔子騫」

Edo period
about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri 2011, #119; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #103.4; Suzuki 1992, #200; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S60.5; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 39


Vertical chûban; 24.2 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



No. 2 in the series.

MFA impressions: 06.1144, 11.30097


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


No censor's seal No blockcutter's mark Artist's seal: kiri


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