Takahashi Gappô, from the series Stories of Loyalty, Filial Piety, and Vengeance (Katakiuchi chûkô den)

「報讐忠孝傳 高橋合邦」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1847–48 (Kôka 4–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yawataya Sakujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S53.7, photo p. 139

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38049

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28737, 11.38049

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takichi
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:彫工多吉

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