No. 37, The Death in Battle of Umanosuke's Household Retainer Hayase Banshirô (Sanjûshichi, Umanosuke kashin Hayase Banshirô uchijini), from the series Fifty-four Scenes from the Story of Hideyoshi (Hisago gundan gojûyojô)

「瓢軍談五十四場 三十七 右馬之助家臣早瀬判四郎討死」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #s II-16, -29, -32, -48, -50, -59, -63-6, -68

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.8 × 23.8 cm (13 11/16 × 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22716

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子九改
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