The Burning of the Monju Hall at Tôeizan Temple on the 15th Day of the 5th Month, 1868 (Tôeizan Monjû-rô yakiuchi no zu Keiô boshin gogatsu jûgonichi)

「東叡山文殊樓焼討之図 慶応戊辰五月十五日」

Japanese
Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 12th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Other artist Kobayashi Toshimitsu (Japanese, active 1877–1904), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Hidekatsu (Horikô Hidekatsu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 52-3; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 54-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.8 × 74.2 cm (13 11/16 × 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37586a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Taiso Yoshitoshi, ... Toshimitsu
応需大蘇芳年

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 12
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hidekatsu
改印:亥十二
彫師:彫工秀勝

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