Toriyama Shûsaku Terutada, from the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery (Biyû Suikoden)

「美勇水滸伝 鳥山秋作照忠」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 12th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû (2010), #30

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.4 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35911

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「菊池家の重臣鳥山豊後の男にして忠義親に劣らず義によりてハ身命を鵞毛よりも軽んじ王家を睨ふ奸妃大友の若菜姫を討んと千辛万苦せしこと譬る物なし」

Signed

Gyokuô Yoshitoshi hitsu
玉桜芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅十二改
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