Mirrors of Loyalty, Filial Piety, and Vengence (Chûkô adauchi kagami)

「忠孝仇討鏡」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban hexaptych, creped; 22 x 91.5 cm (8 11/16 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

00.1805–10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Hexaptych: 00.1805 (sheet 3 from right), 00.1806 (sheet 4), 00.1807 (sheet 2), 00.1808 (sheet 1), 00.1809 (sheet 6), 00.1810 (sheet 5)

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)

一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:午五
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock