During the Visit of Kiyomori to the Nunobiki Waterfall, the Ghost of Akugenta Yoshihira Strikes Down Nanba Jirô (Kiyomori nyûdô Nunobiki no taki yûran Akugenta Yoshihira no rei Nanba Jirô o utsu)

「清盛入道布引滝遊覧悪源太義平霊討難波次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Suzuki 1992, #95; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 52; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T10, and pl. 38; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #343; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.5 cm (14 9/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30456-8

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30456 (right), 11.30457 (center), 11.30458 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.30456-8, 11.39556a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on right sheet only)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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