Minamoto Yoritomo, from the series One Hundred Poets from the Literary Heroes of Our Country (Honchô bunyû hyaku-nin isshu)

「本朝文雄百人一首 源頼朝」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1842–43 (Tenpô 13–14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Muratetsu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S22.12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 26.1 x 18.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16586

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16586, 2009.4991.95

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga

朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark

改印:田中
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