Hotoke Gozen, from the series Characters from the Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Minamoto and Taira Clans (Seisuiki jinpin sen)

「盛衰記人品箋 佛御前」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840 (Tenpô 11)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Eshima (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S15.2

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 19 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16591

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16591, 2009.4991.68

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga
朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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