Noto Province: Noto no Kami Noritsune, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nihon rokujûyoshû no uchi)

「大日本六十餘州之内 能登 能登守教常」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunimaro I (Japanese, active about 1850–1875), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 24.9 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42478

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on main image); Toyokuni monjin Kunimaro (on inset)

一陽斎豊国画、豊国門人国麿画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark

改印:渡
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: 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