The Valiant Warrior Samanosuke Mitsuharu (Yûshi Samanosuke Mitsuharu) and Scenery of the Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no fûkei)

「勇士左馬之助満晴」  「近江八景之風景」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-52 (complete triptych, color)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 23.3 cm (14 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38157

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.38218 is the left sheet.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
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: 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