Yûgao: Musashibô Benkei, from the series Heroic Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Buyû nazorae Genji)

「武勇准源氏 夕顔 武蔵坊弁慶」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S28-4

Accession Number

11.45399.11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a scrapbook including Toba-e cartoons, surimono, miscellaneous ukiyo-e prints, and a few senjafuda.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村
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