Lord Minamoto Yoritomo's Hunt at Mount Fuji (Minamoto Yoritomo kô Fuji no okari no zu)

源頼朝公不二之御狩之図

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Sasaya Kisuke (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 58-61; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 108-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.4 x 78.5 cm (15 1/2 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45618a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left half of hexaptych; title on right half.

MFA impressions: 11.16611-6 (complete hexaptych, full color), 11.45510a-c (right half, key block), 11.45618a-c (left half, key block)

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga (on each sheet)

五雲亭貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:丑七改
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: 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