Yamayoshi Genba no jô Chikafusa, from the series Courageous Generals of Kai and Echigo Provinces: The Twenty-four Generals of the Uesugi Clan (Kôetsu yûshô den, Uesugi ke nijûyon shô)

「甲越勇将傳 上杉家二十四将 山吉玄蕃允親章」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S63 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38032

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 10 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.28911, 11.38032

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