The Lonely House at Adachigahara in Ôshû (Ôshû Adachigahara hitotsuya no zu)

「奥州安達がはらひとつ家の図」

Japanese
Meiji era
1885 (Meiji 18), September
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Matsui Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Negishi Chokuzan (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Mus., Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #396; Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #89; Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #87; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-23-11; Keyes, Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi (1980), #29

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 78.1 x 26.2 cm (30 3/4 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22589-90

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22589 (top), 11.22590 (bottom)

Signed

Ôju Yoshitoshi ga (on lower sheet); Gakô Tsukioka Yonejirô (in publisher's cartouche)
応需芳年画、画工月岡米次郎

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Chokuzan chôkoku (on lower sheet)
彫師:直山彫刻

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