Shimotsu Gonnainosuke Yoshinori and Iwanari Chikaranosuke Mitsuhiro, from the series Collection of Heroes in Single Combat (Eimei kumiuchi soroe)

「英名組討揃 下津権内之介美利 岩城主税之介光寛」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 × 24.5 cm (14 5/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37413

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga
五雲亭貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:丑七改
彫師:彫巳の

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