Priest En'i (=Saigyô Hôshi) Lectures on the Art of War (En'i bu o kôzuru zu)

「園位講武図(ゑんゐぶをこうずるづ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Maruya Tokuzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 × 73.8 cm (14 5/16 × 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41148a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on right and center sheets), Chôkarô Yoshiiku ga (in screen on left sheet)
一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌九改
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: 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