Minamoto Yorimitsu (Raikô) and His Men Killing the Shutendôji

大江山酒呑童子を退治する頼光と四天王

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41389a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)

錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Shôjirô (on center sheet)

改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:彫工庄次郎

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