Top sheet of an incomplete upright diptych. One of a pair, with 11.30344. The mark of publisher Yorozuya Jûbei appears on the missing bottom sheet of each diptych.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画
Censor's seal: Muramatsu Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Okamoto Jirobei Artist's seal: Kuniyoshi
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES:  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
Japanese, Edo period, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
- Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861
- Publisher Yorozuya Jûbei, Japanese
- Blockcutter Okamoto Jirobei, Japanese
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #124 (complete diptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S95c.4
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper