No. 3, the Second Shogun, Lord Hidetada (Nidai shôgun Hidetada kô); No. 4, the Third Shogun, Lord Iemitsu (Sandai shôgun Iemitsu kô); from the series Fifteen Generations of a Great Family Tree (Daiju jûgosei): The Tokugawa Shoguns

「大樹十五世 二代将軍秀忠公 三」 「大樹十五世 三代将軍家光公 四」

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 6), 4th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.3 x 24 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37772

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series of 16 designs on 8 sheets: 11.37771-8.
Text by Gibokudô Shujin.
The censor’s seal is mirror-image reversed.

Signed

Yoshitoshi (on each design)

芳年

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 4 (reversed)
No blockcutter's mark

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