Sekiguchi Yatarô and Fuwa Bansaku (R); Yoshioka Kanefusa and Nagoya Sanzaemon (L)

「瀬喜口弥太郎」、「不破伴作」  「吉岡兼房」、「奈古谷三左衛門」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41320, 11.41324

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.41320 (right), 11.41324 (left)

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)

一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark

改印:渡
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: August 3, 1911)

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