NItta Sachûjô Yoshisada, from the series Six Selected Heroes (Eiyû rokkasen)

「英雄六家撰 新田左中将義貞」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S81.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38060

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Robinson identifies the publisher of the series as Hayashiya Shôgorô, so there may be two editions.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 10
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:福、村松、丑十
彫師:横川彫竹

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: January 19, 2005)

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