Red for Scarlet-laced Armor (Aka, hiodoshi yoroi): Satsuma no kami Tadanori and Okabe Rokuyata Tadazumi, from the series Five Colors of Heroism (Eiyû goshiki awase)

「英男五色合 赤 緋威鎧 薩摩守忠度 岡部六弥太忠澄」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S91.1, photo p. 164

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.5 cm (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37998

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 5
Blockcutter's mark: Fukagawa Hori Chô

改印:改、巳五
彫師:深川彫長

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