Ch. 29, Miyuki: Miyamoto Musashi Masana and the Old Man of Kasahara (Kasahara okina), from the series Modern Parodies of Genji (Imayô nazorae Genji)

「今様擬源氏 廿九 御幸 宮本魚三四政名 笠原翁」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 × 23.7 cm (14 3/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41122

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

御幸 をしを山みゆきつもれる松はらに けふはかりなる あとやなからん

宮本無三四政名 笠原翁 政名ハ神免双刀の達人にして武者修業の砌 木曾の山中に深く入に一家の茅屋あり 舎(やどり)をもとめ主の饗應(もてなし)を見るに凡ならざるを知て翁が奥儀を授るとかや

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga
一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:亥十二改
彫師:佐七刻

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