1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #257; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #23; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #19; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1d.1, photo p. 100
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.1162, 11.16464, 11.38109
Reprint of a design originally published in about 1836-7 by Kagaya Kichibei. For the first edition, see Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #18.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seal: Watari (backwards) No blockcutter's mark 改印：渡 彫師：なし
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection