Nitta Yoshisada Ason, from the series Mirror of Famous Generals with Their Four Top Retainers (Meishô Shiten kagami)
Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.4 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Given that the censor’s seal dates it after the artist’s death, this print appears to be either a posthumous edition from a design by Kuniyoshi or an outright forgery by an anonymous pupil.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No bockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection