Shosha-no-gomotsu Saitô Oniwakamaru, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 書写御持西塔鬼若丸」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #115; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.13

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 26.1 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37976

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37976 (Ibaya edition), 64.849 (Kagaya edition)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

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: 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