In the Western Sea, the Diving Women Encounter the Heike Clan in the Depths of the Water (Saikai ama mizusoko ni haitte Heike no ichizoku ni miru)

「西海蜑女水底ニ入テ平家ノ一族ニ見」「文治元年平家の☆源氏のために利を失ひ 安徳帝を始二位の尼公宝物を携へ一門のこらず西海に沈没す 依て三種の神宝欠たることを憂ひ☆海人間に令して海底をくまなく探求めしむるに平氏の一ぞく幼帝を守護し奉るに逢い同三年宝物安芸の国より上」 「安徳天皇」「一周侍ノ局」「平宰相経盛」「門脇中納言教盛」「越中二郎盛俊」「三位中将平資盛」「小松中将有盛」 「新中納言平知盛」「能登守平教経」「朝六郎」「菊王丸」「野村太郎」「児玉太郎」「飛騨左衛門景長」 「伊賀平内経実」「左馬

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-1465 (R), 012-1466 (C), 012-14667 (L); Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #141; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-21-6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 × 73.4 cm (14 7/16 × 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39568a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39568a-c, 11.41366a-c

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
改印:田中
版元: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