Kagekiyo Attempts to Assassinate Yoritomo at the Great Buddha Hall of Tôdai-ji Temple

景清大仏供養

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 × 75.5 cm (14 9/16 × 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37426a-b, 11.37445

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.37426a-b (center and left sheets), 11.37445 (right sheet)

Signed

Gyokuransai Sadahide ga (on each sheet)
玉蘭斎貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
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