Ch. 52, Kagerô: Ushiwakamaru and the tengu, from the series Modern Imitations of Genji (Imayô nazorae Genji)

「今様擬源氏 五十二 蜻蛉 牛若丸」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.41137

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

蜻蛉 ありと見て手にハとられす見れは又 ゆくへもしらす きえしかけろふ

牛若丸 御曹子ハ鞍馬の僧正坊に諭教(をしへ)をうけて六韜三略の奥儀を定め一夜 都五條に出て弁慶と戰ひ打勝て後 主従の約をなすこと これ當(まさ)に天狗の雍護によることなり

Signed

Chôkarô Yoshiiku ga
朝霞楼芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:子七改
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