Kawasaki: The Death of Nitta Yoshioki at the Yaguchi Ferry, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 川崎 新田義興」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Publisher Kojimaya Jûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-03; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28624

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 03, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.25029, *11.28622 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.28624, 11.39579, 11.45385.3

Inscription

新田義興は竹沢右京亮江戸遠江守が姦計に欺れて矢口の渡にて亡され その志魂ととまりて 江戸が帰るさに霊魂雷になりて雲中より現れ 敵を取り殺す 後霊魂を慰めんか為に新田大明神と祟祭る その霊験今に於て倍新也

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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