Names of the Faithful Samurai Who Participated in the Attack (Seichû gishi uchiiri seimei)

「誠忠義士討入姓名」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 11th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.8 cm (14 9/16 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30482-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30482 (left), 11.30483 (center), 11.30484 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.30482-4, 11.37680a-c

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十一改
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