Minamoto Yorimasa and I no Hayata Killing the Nue Monster

源三位頼政と猪の早田の鵺退治

Japanese
Edo period
1790s
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824), Publisher Takiya (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 65.2 x 23.1 cm (25 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35794

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kitao Masayoshi ga
北尾政美画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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