In the Ruined Palace at Sôma, Masakado's Daughter Takiyasha Uses Sorcery to Gather Allies; Ôya no Tarô Mitsukuni Comes Here to Investigate the Monsters and Finally Destroys Them (Sôma no furudairi ni Masakado himegimi Takiyasha yôjutsu o motte mikata o at

「相馬の古内裏に将門の姫君滝夜叉妖術を以って味方を集むる大宅太郎光国妖怪を試さんと爰(ここ)に来り竟(つい)に是を亡ぼす」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Hachi(1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark 2009, #25; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #53; Suzuki 1992, #70; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T138, and pl. 52; Addiss, Japanese Ghosts and Demons (1985, 2005), pp. 36-37; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 74.1 cm (14 1/4 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30468-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30468 (left), 11.30469 (center), 11.30470 (right)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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