Shikoku chinju saemonnojô, and concurrently (ken) Iyo no kami, Minamoto Yoshitsune ason, from the series Six Selected Warrior Poets (Musha Rokkasen no uchi)

「武者六歌仙の内 四国領主左衛門尉兼伊豫守源義経朝臣」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 × 24.9 cm (14 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41410

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series: 11.41405 to 11.41410.

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga
錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午五
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