Odai Matarokurô Set His Own Castle on Fire, Calmly Entered the Fiery Pit and Died; Enemy Troops Were Amazed at His Bravery (Odai Matarokurô mizukara shiro o yaki sono kakyô ni haitte jijaku sunawachi shisu tekigun kare ga yûmô ni kyôfu no zu)

「小田井又六郎自己城ヲ焼其火坑ニ入テ自若而死ス敵軍彼ガ勇猛ニ驚怖之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 12h month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 110-1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 73.9 cm (14 1/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37569a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on right and left sheets)
一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Watanabe Eizô (on right sheet)
改印:寅十二改
彫師:彫工渡辺栄蔵

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