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Sanuki Province: Kajiwara Kagetoki, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nihon rokujûyoshû no uchi)

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From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on main image); Monjin Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on inset) 一勇斎国芳画 門人一鵬斎芳藤画

Marks

Censor's seal: Watanabe

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845 (Kôka 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.55

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 24.8 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42469

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints