Odawara Station (Odawara no eki): Minamoto Yoritomo and Hôjô Masako, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 小田原の駅」 源頼朝と北条政子

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enshûya Matabei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-10; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 10, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.25039, 11.30322, 11.42964, 11.45385.10

Inscription

前右兵衛佐源頼朝は承暦元年より伊豆の国に配流となり 十四年の春秋を送り給ひけるうち 伊東入道の娘に馴れそめ 人しれずふかき中とそなりける 此事入道の耳に入 うしなひ奉るべきを祐清か忠義によつて北条か館に入 御頼ありて終に時政が婦女と籍に相馴給ひける 是なん後に御台所と仰かれ給ひ 頼朝公没後尼将軍と恐れしは此姫君の事なりける

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:村
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