The Night Attack of the Faithful Samurai (Gishi youchi zu)

「義士夜討図」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1381, 00.1382, 00.1405

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1381 (center), 00.1382 (left), 00.1405 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.1381VR (00.1381, 00.1382, 00.1405; earlier), 00.1816-8 (later)

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet)
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock