No. 18, Teraoka Heiemon Nobuyuki, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

「誠忠義士傳 寺岡平衛門信行 十八」

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month to 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Weinberg, Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai (2000), #I.18; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S54.18

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.2 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28944

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21976, *11.28665 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.28943, 11.28944, 11.45386.18

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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