Educational Pictures of the Three Worlds (Kyôkun sangai zue)

「教訓三界図絵」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru I (Sadashige) (Japanese, active about 1820–60), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #31; Minami, Edo no fûshiga (1997), pp. 142-2, fig. 33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 74.4 cm (14 5/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22737, 11.22738, 11.37333

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22737 (center), 11.22738 (left), 11.37333 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.22737VR (11.22737, 11.22738, 11.37333), 11.22739a-c, 11.36853a-c

Signed

Utagawa Sadashige ga (on right and left sheets)
歌川貞重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:普
彫師:なし

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