Fujisawa: Oguri Hangan, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 藤沢」 小栗判官

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-07; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 07, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.25034, 11.45385.7

Inscription

小栗小次郎は鎌倉権現堂にて 強盗横山の家にとまり 毒酒にてすてに殺さるべきを 照手が貞操にて其場を忍びいで 鬼かげといふ荒馬にのつて藤沢寺へ駈入 急難遁れける されどもその毒気にあたり 終にかきやみとなつて熊野本宮にいたる 照手百千の苦をしのびて車につきそひこれを引行 熊野権現の利生によつて本復なし かたき横山をうちとり 照手をともなひ本国へかへり家をおこし美名をかがやかす

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:村
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: 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