No. 19, Muramatsu Sandayû Fujiwara no Takanao (R) and No. 20, Kurahashi Densuke Kiyowara Takeyuki (L), from the series Pictorial Biographies of the Loyal Retainers (Seichû gishi meimei gaden)

誠忠義士銘々画伝 「村松三太夫藤原高直 十九」 「倉橋伝助清原武幸 二十」

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 2nd month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Dimensions

Two vertical chûban prints on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 25.5 x 37.1 cm (10 1/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21187

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each design)

芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:巳二改
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