No. 1, Lord Ieyasu and His Four Great Retainers (Ieyasu kô narabi ni yon kôshin); No. 2, The Founder, Lord Ieyasu (So Ieyasu kô); from the series Fifteen Generations of a Great Family Tree (Daiju jûgosei): The Tokugawa Shoguns
「大樹十五世 家康公並四功臣 一」 「大樹十五世 祖家康公 二」
Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete series of 16 designs on 8 sheets: 11.37771-8.
Text by Gibokudô Shujin.
The censor’s seal is mirror-image reversed.
Yoshitoshi (on each design)
Censor's seal: Boar 4 (reversed)
No blockcutter'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