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Under the Skin: Tattoos in Japanese Prints

  • This selection of prints explores the social background, iconography, and visual splendor of mid-19th-century Japanese tattoos, an art that flourished in the last days of the rule of the samurai and that has continued into modern times.

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  • Plum: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu) (R); Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei, Comparable to Ruan Xiaoer (Genshôji hisu) (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yakko no Koman, Comparable to Little Sanni

    「当世好男子伝」梅 「楊志ニ比ス唐犬権兵衛」三代目嵐吉三郎 「阮小二比ス団七九郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「小三娘比ス奴ノ小万」三代目岩井粂三郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 00.921 (right), 00.922 (center), 00.955 (left)

    MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:未八改 彫師:横川彫竹

    Provenance

    By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #10 (complete); Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 77.9 cm (14 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    00.921, 00.922, 00.955

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Plum: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu) (R); Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei, Comparable to Ruan Xiaoer (Genshôji hisu) (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yakko no Koman, Comparable to Little Sanni

    「当世好男子伝」梅 「楊志ニ比ス唐犬権兵衛」三代目嵐吉三郎 「阮小二比ス団七九郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「小三娘比ス奴ノ小万」三代目岩井粂三郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 00.921 (right), 00.922 (center), 00.955 (left)

    MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:未八改 彫師:横川彫竹

    Provenance

    By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #10 (complete); Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 77.9 cm (14 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    00.921, 00.922, 00.955

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Plum: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu) (R); Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei, Comparable to Ruan Xiaoer (Genshôji hisu) (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yakko no Koman, Comparable to Little Sanni

    「当世好男子伝」梅 「楊志ニ比ス唐犬権兵衛」三代目嵐吉三郎 「阮小二比ス団七九郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「小三娘比ス奴ノ小万」三代目岩井粂三郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 00.921 (right), 00.922 (center), 00.955 (left)

    MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:未八改 彫師:横川彫竹

    Provenance

    By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #10 (complete); Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 77.9 cm (14 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    00.921, 00.922, 00.955

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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  • Plum: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu) (R); Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei, Comparable to Ruan Xiaoer (Genshôji hisu) (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yakko no Koman, Comparable to Little Sanni

    「当世好男子伝」梅 「楊志ニ比ス唐犬権兵衛」三代目嵐吉三郎 「阮小二比ス団七九郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「小三娘比ス奴ノ小万」三代目岩井粂三郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 00.921 (right), 00.922 (center), 00.955 (left)

    MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:未八改 彫師:横川彫竹

    Provenance

    By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #10 (complete); Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 77.9 cm (14 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    00.921, 00.922, 00.955

    Medium or Technique

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

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    Asia, Prints and Drawings

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  • Perspective Print of the Diving Woman Retrieving the Jewel from the Dragon Palace

    浮絵龍宮玉取之図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1740s
    Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)

    Description

    Signed

    Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu 方月堂奥村文角政信正筆

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 4; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 124

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ô-ôban; 29.4 x 43.7 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.13346

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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  • Perspective Print of the Diving Woman Retrieving the Jewel from the Dragon Palace

    浮絵龍宮玉取之図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1740s
    Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)

    Description

    Signed

    Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu 方月堂奥村文角政信正筆

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 4; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 124

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ô-ôban; 29.4 x 43.7 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.13346

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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  • Perspective Print of the Diving Woman Retrieving the Jewel from the Dragon Palace

    浮絵龍宮玉取之図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1740s
    Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)

    Description

    Signed

    Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu 方月堂奥村文角政信正筆

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 4; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 124

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ô-ôban; 29.4 x 43.7 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.13346

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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  • Perspective Print of the Diving Woman Retrieving the Jewel from the Dragon Palace

    浮絵龍宮玉取之図

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1740s
    Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)

    Description

    Signed

    Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu 方月堂奥村文角政信正筆

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), pl. 4; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 124

    Dimensions

    Horizontal ô-ôban; 29.4 x 43.7 cm (11 9/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.13346

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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  • Pine: Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nozarashi Gosuke, Comparable to Shi Jin the Nine Dragoned (Kyûmonryû Shishin ni hisu) (R); Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tôbei, Comparable to Lu Zhishen the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin ni hisu) (C), and Kawarazak

    「当世好男子伝」松 「九紋竜支進に比すのざらし語助」三代目市川市蔵 「花和尚魯智深に比す朝比奈藤兵衛」初代中村福助 「行者武松に比す腕の喜三郎」初代河原崎権十郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.15472 (center), 11.15475 (right), 11.42432 (left)

    MFA impressions: 11.15472VR (11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432), 11.15473VR (11.15473, 11.29737; two left sheets only)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 7 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:午七 彫師:横川彫竹

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 91 (C); MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #8; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 77-9, cat. nos. 67 (R), 68 (C), 69 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73 cm (14 5/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Pine: Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nozarashi Gosuke, Comparable to Shi Jin the Nine Dragoned (Kyûmonryû Shishin ni hisu) (R); Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tôbei, Comparable to Lu Zhishen the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin ni hisu) (C), and Kawarazak

    「当世好男子伝」松 「九紋竜支進に比すのざらし語助」三代目市川市蔵 「花和尚魯智深に比す朝比奈藤兵衛」初代中村福助 「行者武松に比す腕の喜三郎」初代河原崎権十郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.15472 (center), 11.15475 (right), 11.42432 (left)

    MFA impressions: 11.15472VR (11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432), 11.15473VR (11.15473, 11.29737; two left sheets only)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 7 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:午七 彫師:横川彫竹

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 91 (C); MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #8; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 77-9, cat. nos. 67 (R), 68 (C), 69 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73 cm (14 5/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

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  • Pine: Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nozarashi Gosuke, Comparable to Shi Jin the Nine Dragoned (Kyûmonryû Shishin ni hisu) (R); Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tôbei, Comparable to Lu Zhishen the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin ni hisu) (C), and Kawarazak

    「当世好男子伝」松 「九紋竜支進に比すのざらし語助」三代目市川市蔵 「花和尚魯智深に比す朝比奈藤兵衛」初代中村福助 「行者武松に比す腕の喜三郎」初代河原崎権十郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.15472 (center), 11.15475 (right), 11.42432 (left)

    MFA impressions: 11.15472VR (11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432), 11.15473VR (11.15473, 11.29737; two left sheets only)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 7 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:午七 彫師:横川彫竹

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 91 (C); MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #8; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 77-9, cat. nos. 67 (R), 68 (C), 69 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73 cm (14 5/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Prints and Drawings

    Classifications

    Prints

    More Info
  • Pine: Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nozarashi Gosuke, Comparable to Shi Jin the Nine Dragoned (Kyûmonryû Shishin ni hisu) (R); Nakamura Fukusuke I as Asahina Tôbei, Comparable to Lu Zhishen the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin ni hisu) (C), and Kawarazak

    「当世好男子伝」松 「九紋竜支進に比すのざらし語助」三代目市川市蔵 「花和尚魯智深に比す朝比奈藤兵衛」初代中村福助 「行者武松に比す腕の喜三郎」初代河原崎権十郎

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.15472 (center), 11.15475 (right), 11.42432 (left)

    MFA impressions: 11.15472VR (11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432), 11.15473VR (11.15473, 11.29737; two left sheets only)

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Horse 7 Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印:午七 彫師:横川彫竹

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 91 (C); MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #8; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 77-9, cat. nos. 67 (R), 68 (C), 69 (L)

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73 cm (14 5/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.15472, 11.15475, 11.42432

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Danshichi, from an untitled series of actor portraits

    「團七 大谷友右衛門」 (五代目)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 7th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika hitsu 国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu 改印:巳七改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.16144

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Danshichi, from an untitled series of actor portraits

    「團七 大谷友右衛門」 (五代目)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 7th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika hitsu 国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu 改印:巳七改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.16144

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Danshichi, from an untitled series of actor portraits

    「團七 大谷友右衛門」 (五代目)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 7th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika hitsu 国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu 改印:巳七改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.16144

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ôtani Tomoemon V as Danshichi, from an untitled series of actor portraits

    「團七 大谷友右衛門」 (五代目)

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 7th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika hitsu 国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu 改印:巳七改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.16144

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sawarabi: In China, Wu Song the Ascetic (Morokoshi, Gyôja Bushô), from the series Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Wakan nazorae Genji)

    「和漢準源氏 唐土 行者武松 早蕨」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji 改印:改、卯七 彫師:彫庄治

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S88.48

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16457

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sawarabi: In China, Wu Song the Ascetic (Morokoshi, Gyôja Bushô), from the series Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Wakan nazorae Genji)

    「和漢準源氏 唐土 行者武松 早蕨」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji 改印:改、卯七 彫師:彫庄治

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S88.48

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16457

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sawarabi: In China, Wu Song the Ascetic (Morokoshi, Gyôja Bushô), from the series Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Wakan nazorae Genji)

    「和漢準源氏 唐土 行者武松 早蕨」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji 改印:改、卯七 彫師:彫庄治

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S88.48

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16457

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sawarabi: In China, Wu Song the Ascetic (Morokoshi, Gyôja Bushô), from the series Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Wakan nazorae Genji)

    「和漢準源氏 唐土 行者武松 早蕨」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji 改印:改、卯七 彫師:彫庄治

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S88.48

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16457

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Dragon and Tiger (Ryûko), from the series Pictures of Birds and Beasts (Kinjû zue)

    「禽獣図会 龍虎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1837 (Tenpô 8)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri 2011, #300; Suzuki 1992, #452

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16469

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Dragon and Tiger (Ryûko), from the series Pictures of Birds and Beasts (Kinjû zue)

    「禽獣図会 龍虎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1837 (Tenpô 8)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri 2011, #300; Suzuki 1992, #452

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16469

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Dragon and Tiger (Ryûko), from the series Pictures of Birds and Beasts (Kinjû zue)

    「禽獣図会 龍虎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1837 (Tenpô 8)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri 2011, #300; Suzuki 1992, #452

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16469

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Dragon and Tiger (Ryûko), from the series Pictures of Birds and Beasts (Kinjû zue)

    「禽獣図会 龍虎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1837 (Tenpô 8)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri 2011, #300; Suzuki 1992, #452

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.16469

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya

    「扇屋内 花扇」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1830s
    Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17936, 11.41533

    Unidentified publisher’s mark.

    Signed

    Keisai Eisen hitsu 渓斎英泉筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 25.9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17936

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya

    「扇屋内 花扇」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1830s
    Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17936, 11.41533

    Unidentified publisher’s mark.

    Signed

    Keisai Eisen hitsu 渓斎英泉筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 25.9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17936

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya

    「扇屋内 花扇」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1830s
    Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17936, 11.41533

    Unidentified publisher’s mark.

    Signed

    Keisai Eisen hitsu 渓斎英泉筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 25.9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17936

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Hanaôgi of the Ôgiya

    「扇屋内 花扇」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1830s
    Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.17936, 11.41533

    Unidentified publisher’s mark.

    Signed

    Keisai Eisen hitsu 渓斎英泉筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 39.5 x 25.9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.17936

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp

    鬼若丸と鯉

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
    Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400

    Signed

    Hokkei 北渓

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban diptych; 21.9 x 37 cm (8 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20613

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

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  • Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp

    鬼若丸と鯉

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
    Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400

    Signed

    Hokkei 北渓

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban diptych; 21.9 x 37 cm (8 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20613

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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  • Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp

    鬼若丸と鯉

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
    Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400

    Signed

    Hokkei 北渓

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban diptych; 21.9 x 37 cm (8 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20613

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

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  • Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp

    鬼若丸と鯉

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
    Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400

    Signed

    Hokkei 北渓

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban diptych; 21.9 x 37 cm (8 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.20613

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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  • A Shuihuzhuan of Beautiful and Brave Women (Hana yûjo Suikoden)

    「花勇女水滸傳」

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.21461 (left), 11.21462 (center), 11.21463 (right)

    Actors:
    Top row, left to right:
    Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Ôtani Tomoemon V, Bandô Hikosaburô V

    Middle row, left to right:
    Iwai Shijaku II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Onoe Kikugorô V

    Bottom row, left to right:
    Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Ichikawa Kuzô III, Nakamura Shikan IV, Sawamura Tosshô II

    Signed

    Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu Artist's seals: Stylized flower, toshidama 改印:巳六改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.21461-3

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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  • A Shuihuzhuan of Beautiful and Brave Women (Hana yûjo Suikoden)

    「花勇女水滸傳」

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.21461 (left), 11.21462 (center), 11.21463 (right)

    Actors:
    Top row, left to right:
    Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Ôtani Tomoemon V, Bandô Hikosaburô V

    Middle row, left to right:
    Iwai Shijaku II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Onoe Kikugorô V

    Bottom row, left to right:
    Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Ichikawa Kuzô III, Nakamura Shikan IV, Sawamura Tosshô II

    Signed

    Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu Artist's seals: Stylized flower, toshidama 改印:巳六改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.21461-3

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • A Shuihuzhuan of Beautiful and Brave Women (Hana yûjo Suikoden)

    「花勇女水滸傳」

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.21461 (left), 11.21462 (center), 11.21463 (right)

    Actors:
    Top row, left to right:
    Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Ôtani Tomoemon V, Bandô Hikosaburô V

    Middle row, left to right:
    Iwai Shijaku II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Onoe Kikugorô V

    Bottom row, left to right:
    Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Ichikawa Kuzô III, Nakamura Shikan IV, Sawamura Tosshô II

    Signed

    Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu Artist's seals: Stylized flower, toshidama 改印:巳六改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.21461-3

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

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  • A Shuihuzhuan of Beautiful and Brave Women (Hana yûjo Suikoden)

    「花勇女水滸傳」

    Japanese
    Meiji era
    1869 (Meiji 2), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Masukichi (Hori Masu) (Japanese)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.21461 (left), 11.21462 (center), 11.21463 (right)

    Actors:
    Top row, left to right:
    Kawarazaki Gonnosuke I, Ôtani Tomoemon V, Bandô Hikosaburô V

    Middle row, left to right:
    Iwai Shijaku II, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Onoe Kikugorô V

    Bottom row, left to right:
    Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Ichikawa Kuzô III, Nakamura Shikan IV, Sawamura Tosshô II

    Signed

    Ôju Kunichika hitsu (on left sheet) 応需国周筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Snake 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Masu Artist's seals: Stylized flower, toshidama 改印:巳六改 彫師:太田彫升

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.21461-3

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin)

    花和尚魯智深

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)

    Description

    Inscription

    「松廼屋其成 鴬の初音を遠くきゝ腕に色有る花の春そ勇まし」

    Signed

    Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no.150

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.7 cm (8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.25969

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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  • Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin)

    花和尚魯智深

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)

    Description

    Inscription

    「松廼屋其成 鴬の初音を遠くきゝ腕に色有る花の春そ勇まし」

    Signed

    Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no.150

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.7 cm (8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.25969

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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  • Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin)

    花和尚魯智深

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)

    Description

    Inscription

    「松廼屋其成 鴬の初音を遠くきゝ腕に色有る花の春そ勇まし」

    Signed

    Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no.150

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.7 cm (8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.25969

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

    Not On View

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  • Lu Zhishen, the Tattooed Priest (Kaoshô Rochishin)

    花和尚魯智深

    Japanese
    Edo period
    early 1830s
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)

    Description

    Inscription

    「松廼屋其成 鴬の初音を遠くきゝ腕に色有る花の春そ勇まし」

    Signed

    Kôchôrô Kunisada ga 香蝶楼国貞画

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no.150

    Dimensions

    Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.7 cm (8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.25969

    Medium or Technique

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

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  • The Imitation Kisen (Gisu Kisen): Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seishichi, from the series Selected Underworld Characters for the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate shiranami rokkasen)

    「見立白波六歌撰 偽ス喜撰」 「鬼あさみ清七」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29356, 11.40308

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印:酉四改 彫師:彫竹

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24.4 cm (13 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.29356

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Imitation Kisen (Gisu Kisen): Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seishichi, from the series Selected Underworld Characters for the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate shiranami rokkasen)

    「見立白波六歌撰 偽ス喜撰」 「鬼あさみ清七」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29356, 11.40308

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印:酉四改 彫師:彫竹

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24.4 cm (13 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.29356

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Imitation Kisen (Gisu Kisen): Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seishichi, from the series Selected Underworld Characters for the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate shiranami rokkasen)

    「見立白波六歌撰 偽ス喜撰」 「鬼あさみ清七」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29356, 11.40308

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印:酉四改 彫師:彫竹

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24.4 cm (13 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.29356

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Imitation Kisen (Gisu Kisen): Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seishichi, from the series Selected Underworld Characters for the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate shiranami rokkasen)

    「見立白波六歌撰 偽ス喜撰」 「鬼あさみ清七」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29356, 11.40308

    Signed

    Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印:酉四改 彫師:彫竹

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.1 x 24.4 cm (13 13/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.29356

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Shuihuzhuan Heroes in Hell (Suikoden jigoku meguri)

    「水滸伝地獄回り」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi Artist's seal: stylized flower seal 改印:子三改 彫師:彫多七

    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: December 15, 2000) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 40-1

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.34927a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Shuihuzhuan Heroes in Hell (Suikoden jigoku meguri)

    「水滸伝地獄回り」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi Artist's seal: stylized flower seal 改印:子三改 彫師:彫多七

    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: December 15, 2000) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 40-1

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.34927a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

    Not On View

    Collections

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  • Shuihuzhuan Heroes in Hell (Suikoden jigoku meguri)

    「水滸伝地獄回り」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi Artist's seal: stylized flower seal 改印:子三改 彫師:彫多七

    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: December 15, 2000) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 40-1

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.34927a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Shuihuzhuan Heroes in Hell (Suikoden jigoku meguri)

    「水滸伝地獄回り」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 3rd month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kunichika ga (on each sheet) 国周画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Rat 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi Artist's seal: stylized flower seal 改印:子三改 彫師:彫多七

    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: December 15, 2000) 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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 40-1

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych

    Accession Number

    11.34927a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Konjin Chôgorô, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

    「美勇水滸伝 金神長五郎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
    Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu 魁斎芳年筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:寅十二改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.35892

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Konjin Chôgorô, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

    「美勇水滸伝 金神長五郎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
    Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu 魁斎芳年筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:寅十二改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.35892

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Konjin Chôgorô, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

    「美勇水滸伝 金神長五郎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
    Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu 魁斎芳年筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:寅十二改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.35892

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Konjin Chôgorô, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

    「美勇水滸伝 金神長五郎」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
    Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu 魁斎芳年筆

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:寅十二改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.35892

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Urawa: Uoya Danshichi, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

    「木曾街道六十九次之内 浦和 魚屋團七」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 04 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.29009.5, 11.37063, 11.38972.5

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sugawa Sennosuke Artist's seal: kiri 改印:浜、馬込、子五 彫師:彫工須川千之助

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #04; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #91; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #491; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.5

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.37063

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Urawa: Uoya Danshichi, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

    「木曾街道六十九次之内 浦和 魚屋團七」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 04 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.29009.5, 11.37063, 11.38972.5

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sugawa Sennosuke Artist's seal: kiri 改印:浜、馬込、子五 彫師:彫工須川千之助

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #04; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #91; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #491; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.5

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.37063

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Urawa: Uoya Danshichi, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

    「木曾街道六十九次之内 浦和 魚屋團七」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 04 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.29009.5, 11.37063, 11.38972.5

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sugawa Sennosuke Artist's seal: kiri 改印:浜、馬込、子五 彫師:彫工須川千之助

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #04; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #91; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #491; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.5

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.37063

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Urawa: Uoya Danshichi, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

    「木曾街道六十九次之内 浦和 魚屋團七」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)

    Description

    No. 04 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 11.29009.5, 11.37063, 11.38972.5

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5 Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sugawa Sennosuke Artist's seal: kiri 改印:浜、馬込、子五 彫師:彫工須川千之助

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #04; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #91; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #491; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.5

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.37063

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Tokimune Gorobei, from the series Legends of the Dragon Sword and the Thunderbolt of Absolute Truth (Kurikara kongô den)

    「倶利伽羅金剛伝 時宗五郎兵衛」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) (Japanese), Publisher Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.39082, 11.45396.37 (creped, in album)

    Signed

    Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥二改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #84

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.39082

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Tokimune Gorobei, from the series Legends of the Dragon Sword and the Thunderbolt of Absolute Truth (Kurikara kongô den)

    「倶利伽羅金剛伝 時宗五郎兵衛」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) (Japanese), Publisher Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.39082, 11.45396.37 (creped, in album)

    Signed

    Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥二改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #84

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.39082

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Tokimune Gorobei, from the series Legends of the Dragon Sword and the Thunderbolt of Absolute Truth (Kurikara kongô den)

    「倶利伽羅金剛伝 時宗五郎兵衛」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) (Japanese), Publisher Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.39082, 11.45396.37 (creped, in album)

    Signed

    Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥二改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #84

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.39082

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Tokimune Gorobei, from the series Legends of the Dragon Sword and the Thunderbolt of Absolute Truth (Kurikara kongô den)

    「倶利伽羅金剛伝 時宗五郎兵衛」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) (Japanese), Publisher Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.39082, 11.45396.37 (creped, in album)

    Signed

    Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche 国貞画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥二改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #84

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban

    Accession Number

    11.39082

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seikichi

    「鬼あざみ清吉」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29723, 11.40273

    Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:未弐改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40273

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seikichi

    「鬼あざみ清吉」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29723, 11.40273

    Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:未弐改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40273

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seikichi

    「鬼あざみ清吉」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29723, 11.40273

    Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:未弐改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40273

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seikichi

    「鬼あざみ清吉」 四代目市川小団次

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.29723, 11.40273

    Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark 改印:未弐改 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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40273

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Takemon no Toramatsu

    「竹門の虎松 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国筆(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥正改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40338

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Takemon no Toramatsu

    「竹門の虎松 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国筆(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥正改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40338

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Takemon no Toramatsu

    「竹門の虎松 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国筆(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥正改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40338

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Takemon no Toramatsu

    「竹門の虎松 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
    Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche 喜翁豊国筆(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa 改印:亥正改 彫師:松島彫政

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.40338

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô as Takaramusubi no Gon (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tachibana Hishizô (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Sanba Jafuku (L), in Unity of Three Happinesses: Favorite Actors Before a White Waterfall (Sanpuku soroe shiiki no shirataki)

    「三福揃しいきの白滝 宝結権 河原崎権十郎」 「橘菱蔵 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目) 「三羽雀福 中村芝翫」(四代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô 改印:亥六改 彫師:片田彫長

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #59; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #194

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 73.6 cm (13 3/4 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.41572a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô as Takaramusubi no Gon (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tachibana Hishizô (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Sanba Jafuku (L), in Unity of Three Happinesses: Favorite Actors Before a White Waterfall (Sanpuku soroe shiiki no shirataki)

    「三福揃しいきの白滝 宝結権 河原崎権十郎」 「橘菱蔵 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目) 「三羽雀福 中村芝翫」(四代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô 改印:亥六改 彫師:片田彫長

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #59; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #194

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 73.6 cm (13 3/4 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.41572a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô as Takaramusubi no Gon (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tachibana Hishizô (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Sanba Jafuku (L), in Unity of Three Happinesses: Favorite Actors Before a White Waterfall (Sanpuku soroe shiiki no shirataki)

    「三福揃しいきの白滝 宝結権 河原崎権十郎」 「橘菱蔵 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目) 「三羽雀福 中村芝翫」(四代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô 改印:亥六改 彫師:片田彫長

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #59; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #194

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 73.6 cm (13 3/4 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.41572a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô as Takaramusubi no Gon (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tachibana Hishizô (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Sanba Jafuku (L), in Unity of Three Happinesses: Favorite Actors Before a White Waterfall (Sanpuku soroe shiiki no shirataki)

    「三福揃しいきの白滝 宝結権 河原崎権十郎」 「橘菱蔵 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目) 「三羽雀福 中村芝翫」(四代目)

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
    Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Theater: Ichimura

    Signed

    Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国周画(年玉枠)

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô 改印:亥六改 彫師:片田彫長

    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

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #59; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #194

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 73.6 cm (13 3/4 x 29 in.)

    Accession Number

    11.41572a-c

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Tattooed Priest Lu Zhishen (Kaoshô Rochishin), from an untitled series of Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden) heroes

    水滸伝 「花和尚魯智深」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Hama No blockcutter's mark 改印:浜 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.795

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Tattooed Priest Lu Zhishen (Kaoshô Rochishin), from an untitled series of Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden) heroes

    水滸伝 「花和尚魯智深」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Hama No blockcutter's mark 改印:浜 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.795

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Tattooed Priest Lu Zhishen (Kaoshô Rochishin), from an untitled series of Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden) heroes

    水滸伝 「花和尚魯智深」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Hama No blockcutter's mark 改印:浜 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.795

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • The Tattooed Priest Lu Zhishen (Kaoshô Rochishin), from an untitled series of Shuihuzhuan (Suikoden) heroes

    水滸伝 「花和尚魯智深」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Hama No blockcutter's mark 改印:浜 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.795

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Ruan Xiaowu, the Short-lived Second Son (Tanmeijirô Genshôgo), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 短冥次郎阮小吾」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #1; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #9; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #52; Suzuki 1992, #85; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.70

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.800

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Ruan Xiaowu, the Short-lived Second Son (Tanmeijirô Genshôgo), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 短冥次郎阮小吾」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #1; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #9; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #52; Suzuki 1992, #85; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.70

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.800

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Ruan Xiaowu, the Short-lived Second Son (Tanmeijirô Genshôgo), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 短冥次郎阮小吾」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #1; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #9; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #52; Suzuki 1992, #85; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.70

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.800

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Ruan Xiaowu, the Short-lived Second Son (Tanmeijirô Genshôgo), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 短冥次郎阮小吾」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #1; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #9; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #52; Suzuki 1992, #85; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.70

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.800

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Yan Qing, the Graceful (Rôshi Ensei), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪子燕青」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.50

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.801

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Yan Qing, the Graceful (Rôshi Ensei), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪子燕青」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.50

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.801

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Yan Qing, the Graceful (Rôshi Ensei), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪子燕青」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.50

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.801

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Yan Qing, the Graceful (Rôshi Ensei), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪子燕青」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.50

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.801

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Du Xing, the Devil-faced (Kirenji Tokô), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 鬼臉兒杜興」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #36; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.28

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.809

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Du Xing, the Devil-faced (Kirenji Tokô), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 鬼臉兒杜興」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #36; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.28

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.809

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Du Xing, the Devil-faced (Kirenji Tokô), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 鬼臉兒杜興」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #36; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.28

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.809

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Du Xing, the Devil-faced (Kirenji Tokô), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 鬼臉兒杜興」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    1843-1847; first edition about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: Watari No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #36; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.28

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.809

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sakata Kintoki, from the series Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei môyû kagami)

    「武英猛勇鏡 坂田金時」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1836 (Tenpô 6)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S7.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.823

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sakata Kintoki, from the series Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei môyû kagami)

    「武英猛勇鏡 坂田金時」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1836 (Tenpô 6)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S7.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.823

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sakata Kintoki, from the series Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei môyû kagami)

    「武英猛勇鏡 坂田金時」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1836 (Tenpô 6)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S7.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.823

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Sakata Kintoki, from the series Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei môyû kagami)

    「武英猛勇鏡 坂田金時」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1836 (Tenpô 6)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)

    Description

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S7.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.823

    Medium or Technique

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

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  • Zhang Shun, the White Streak in the Waves (Rôrihakuchô Chôjun), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪裡白跳張順人」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16450, 64.834

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #2; Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #105; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #7; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #56; Suzuki 1992, #82; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.49

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.834

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Zhang Shun, the White Streak in the Waves (Rôrihakuchô Chôjun), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪裡白跳張順人」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16450, 64.834

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #2; Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #105; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #7; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #56; Suzuki 1992, #82; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.49

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.834

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Zhang Shun, the White Streak in the Waves (Rôrihakuchô Chôjun), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪裡白跳張順人」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16450, 64.834

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #2; Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #105; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #7; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #56; Suzuki 1992, #82; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.49

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.834

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Zhang Shun, the White Streak in the Waves (Rôrihakuchô Chôjun), from the series One Hundred and Eight Heroes of the Popular Shuihuzhuan (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)

    「通俗水滸伝豪傑百八人之一個 浪裡白跳張順人」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16450, 64.834

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #2; Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #105; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #7; Klompmakers, Of Brigands and Bravery (1998), #56; Suzuki 1992, #82; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S2.49

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.834

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

    「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 早川鮎之助」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #6; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #14; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-162; Klompmaker, Of Brigands & Bravery (1998), fig. 28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.848

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

    「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 早川鮎之助」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #6; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #14; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-162; Klompmaker, Of Brigands & Bravery (1998), fig. 28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.848

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

    「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 早川鮎之助」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #6; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #14; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-162; Klompmaker, Of Brigands & Bravery (1998), fig. 28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.848

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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  • Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the Japanese Shuihuzhuan (Honchô Suikoden gôyû happyakunin no hitori)

    「本朝水滸伝剛勇八百人一個 早川鮎之助」

    Japanese
    Edo period
    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

    Signed

    Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

    Markings

    Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極

    Provenance

    1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Maxim Karolik

    Details

    Catalogue Raisonné

    MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #6; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #14; Machida City Mus., Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten (2003), #I-162; Klompmaker, Of Brigands & Bravery (1998), fig. 28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S4a.2

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    64.848

    Medium or Technique

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

    Out on Loan

    On display at Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, March 19, 2016 – June 5, 2016

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