In the Ashigara Mountains, Yorimitsu Takes Kaidômaru into His Service (Yorimitsu Ashigarayama ni Kaidômaru kakae no zu)

「頼光足柄山ニ怪童丸抱図」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #260; Kumon Kodomo Kenkyûjo, Ukiyo-e no kodomotachi/Children Depicted in Ukiyoe (1995), #130

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych, creped; 21.2 x 30.8 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45402a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two left sheets of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.37941a-c (complete), 11.45402a-b (two right sheets only, creped)

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet)

一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未弐改
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