Thirty-two Aspects of Martial Valor (Buyû sanjûni sô): (clockwise from top) Abe no Seimei, Hôjô Takatoki, Uesugi Kenshin, Higo no kami Kiyomasa, Nyosan no Miya, Mutsu no kami Hidehira, and Saemon no jô Fujitsuna

「武勇三十二相」「安部ノ清明」「北条高時」「上杉謙信」「肥後守清正」「女三宮」「陸奥守秀衡」「左エ門尉藤綱」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Tamaya Sôsuke


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 × 24.3 cm (13 7/8 × 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37358

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshifuji ga
芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰八改
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: 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