The Pupils of Uji no Jôetsu Practicing Fencing (Uji no Jôetsu no montei keiko no zu)

「宇治常悦門弟稽古之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Sakurai Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 75.6 cm (14 11/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21423-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21423 (right), 11.21424 (left), 11.21425 (center)

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (on right and center sheets), Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on left sheet)
一魁斎芳年画 一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子九改
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