Child Hero with Skull, Dragon, and Warrior Ghost, from an untitled series

幼英雄

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-3974 (no information)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 26.2 cm (14 1/16 × 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37926

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In both the MFA and Waseda impressions, the title is missing or illegible.

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

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