Minamoto Yoshinaka and His Four Retainers Defeat the Tengu in the Deep Mountains of Kiso (Minamoto Yoshinaka Shitennô to tomo ni Kiso no okuyama ni tengu o taiji su)

源義仲四天王トともに木曽の奥山に天狗を退治す

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô II (Japanese, active about 1818–1843), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.6 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39914

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych; title on right sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.39914 (center sheet only), 17.3209.48-50 (complete triptych)

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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