Wrapper for the book Wakan eiyû gaden

「和漢英雄画伝」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Gyokusandô


Dimensions

21.6 x 15 cm (8 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45735

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Front of wrapper. Date of publication unknown.
Author: Baitei Kinga (1821-93) 梅亭金鵞

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi gazu, Baitei Kinga cho
一勇斎国芳画図、梅亭金鵞著

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