Sano Takenosuke, from the series Lives of Loyal Heroes of Recent Times (Kinsei giyû den)

「近世義勇伝 佐野竹之助」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6)
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Kimura Sadagorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 × 24.3 cm (13 7/8 × 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37921

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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