In the Ten'an Era, During the Attack on Balhae, Satô Shukeiryô Masakiyo Looks Back from the Shore at Mount Fuji (Ten'an nenchû Satô Shukeiryô Masakiyo Bokkaikoku seibatsu no hi kaigan yori Fuji no yama o miru)

「天安年中佐藤主計助政清渤海国征戦の日海岸より芙蓉峯(ふじのやま)を見る」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Aito (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kang Duksang, ed., Nishiki-e no naka no Chôsen to Chûgoku (2007), #19

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 × 72.9 cm (14 1/16 × 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41344a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Ten’an = 850s

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Komakichi (on right and center sheets)
改印:申壬三改
彫師:彫駒吉

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