Tanabe Heirokurô Nagahide (R) and Tanabe Heihachirô Nagatame (L), from the series Ten Brave Retainers of Oguri (Oguri jû yûshi no hitori)

「小栗十勇士の一人 田邊平六郎長秀」 「小栗十勇士の一人 田邊平八郎長為」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yawataya Sakujirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S26.5/6, photo p. 118

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 25.5 x 36.6 cm (10 1/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22147-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22147 (right), 11.22148 (left)

MFA impressions: 08.543.45a-b, 11.22147-8, 2009.4991.91a-b

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:普
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