Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken), from the series The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China (Morokoshi nijûshi kô)
about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection