Yoshioka Kenbô, from the series Five Heroic Men (Eiyû gonin otoko)

「英雄五人傑 吉岡兼房」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), #101 (print), #102 (block); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #10.5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.9 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26372

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
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: August 3, 1911)

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