Memorial Portrait of Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi

「一勇斎国芳」(死絵)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitomi (Japanese, active about 1848–80), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), p. 48, fig. 1; Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #406; ; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #315; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 56; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3127

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 27.2 cm (14 1/8 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37316

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichigeisai Yoshitomi ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:酉三改
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