Standard and Lanterns of the Man-gumi Fire Brigade of Moto-Iidamachi, 48 Men Strong (Jinsoku yonjûhachinin)

「万組 元飯田町 凡四丁裎 人足 四拾八人」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 10th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.4 cm (14 3/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.37659

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Kaisai Yoshitoshi sha
応需魁斎芳年写

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印: 丑十改

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